Why Does Carmel Clay Schools Need a Replacement Referendum?

 
Strong Schools = Strong Community
Photo Credit: Carmel Clay Schools

Photo Credit: Carmel Clay Schools

 

Carmel Clay Schools continues to be looked up to as a distinguished leader in education. Isn’t this why many of us moved here?

In 2009, Indiana legislators reformulated how public education is funded.  There were two major consequences to this legislative action: Indiana essentially became a ‘referendum state’ where school districts are now forced to pass regular referendums for a workable amount of funding, and Carmel Clay schools now receives the second lowest per student funding amount in the State.  In 2010, the Carmel community responded to this inequity and approved an Operational Referendum.  This referendum is set to expire December 2017 per state law.  To allow the district to continue doing the excellent work it is currently doing for our students, Superintendent Wahl has recommended a Replacement Referendum:

For students – Allowing each to continue to experience excellence, explore opportunity, and realize their potential
For staff – Continued funding to retain and attract the highest quality teachers and staff
For our Community – Maintaining strong schools allows for strong property values and a strong community

This recommendation would keep the total school tax rate a flat school tax rate at $0.83, the lowest school tax rate in Hamilton County.

 

For more details, please visit the Carmel Clay Schools' Replacement Referendum Tab.

 

Strong Schools = Strong Community