DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): Voters turned down a facility improvement plan for DeKalb Central Schools last night.
With 58% of voters saying “no,” the ballot measure called for an increase of the property tax rate by a maximum of 33.9 cents to cover a $37.6-million facility improvement plan.
It had already been approved by the school board, but was forced to the ballot after a group called the Concerned Citizens of DeKalb County collected enough signatures back in February to put it up to the public for a vote.
If passed, James R. Watson Elementary School, DeKalb Middle School, and DeKalb High School would all have received upgrades, plus there would be work done on the outdoor athletic fields, and a new fieldhouse would’ve been built.