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IPS Board Approves Operating Referendum

The Indianapolis Public Schools Board of School Commissioners voted on July 17, 2018 to approve a resolution to pursue a $315M operating referendum in the November 6, 2018 general election. That amount boils down to a maximum of $39.4M each year for eight years.

This operating referendum in addition to the $52M capital referendum are important to the exciting work IPS is doing in the district and would fund the following:

  1. Competitive teacher compensation.
  2. Services to the high proportion of students with special needs.
  3. Safety improvements in classrooms
  4. High levels of education our students deserve.

 

Without referendum funds, IPS could be forced to freeze teacher and employee compensation, reduce educational programs for students, reduce the quality of services for students with special needs, and continue to defer building maintenance and scale back transportation services. To Learn more about the referenda, click HERE