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ERIC Number: ED531829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Update on Indiana School District Referenda: Legislative Changes and Primary Election Outcomes of 2011. Education Policy Brief. Volume 9, Number 1
Hiller, Stephen C.; Spradlin, Terry E.
Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University
The May primary election added seven school district referenda to the total number occurring in Indiana since 2008, three of which passed and four of which were rejected by voters. In the 2011 primary election, there were five General Fund referenda and two construction referenda. Of General Fund referenda, two passed (Crown Point Community School Corporation and M.S.D. of Perry Township) and three failed (North Adams Community Schools, Franklin Township Community School Corporation, and Avon Community School Corporation). Of the three General Fund referenda within the Indianapolis metropolitan area, only one passed. Of the construction referenda, one passed (M.S.D. of Perry Township) and one failed (Oak Hill United School Corporation). The law governing school district referenda was also changed this year during the 2011 session of the Indiana General Assembly. This may impact the outcomes of future referenda and school district leaders should acquaint themselves with the changes to the referendum process. This policy brief summarizes the key provisions of House Enrolled Act 1238 and shares the perspectives of three superintendents and a political consultant who were involved in referendum campaigns in May. (Contains 5 tables and 4 web resources.)
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana University, Center for Evaluation and Education Policy
Identifiers - Location: Indiana