Area school districts hopeful voters will approve referendums

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Now that early voting is in full swing, two school districts in Allen County are depending on voters to approve referendums they say are needed to make repairs or keep teachers employed.

Officials with Southwest Allen County Schools say they need voters to re-approve the district’s $3.5-million property tax referendum in order to keep 50 teachers on the payroll, according to the News-Sentinel. It’s the same referendum that was approved in 2009.

For Fort Wayne Community Schools, they’re asking for $130-million to do repairs and renovations in a little more than three dozen school buildings, ranging from security improvements to air conditioning. The News-Sentinel reports that the ballot language says property taxes would go up if approved, but FWCS officials say they’ll actually stay the same.

You can see a video with more on the FWCS referendum below.


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