Hamilton Co. voters to decide fate of two referenda Tuesday

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Big votes could lead to big moves for two Hamilton County school districts.

Voters in four townships in Noblesville and Fishers will decide on two separate referenda Tuesday.

Noblesville schools are looking to expand the high school, moving the freshmen back to the high school and moving the middle school program to the current freshman campus– all to make room for Ivy Tech to move into the current East Middle School location.

Voters will decide on the $28 million referendum on Tuesday.

Hamilton Southeastern Schools also has a referendum for folks there to vote to fund a $95 million construction project to expand HSE and Fishers high schools to accommodate 1,000 more students at each of the two high schools.

Residents we spoke with said the referendums are needed to keep up with the demand of the growing community.

‪”I think Hamilton County is one of the biggest, fastest groaning counties in the state and I think it’s okay if they raise taxes a little bit,” said Teresa Whittern. “I know it’s a bit of an inconvenience to people, but I feel like to put that money into the school so we can have those assists available later on is a good thing.”

Normal polling places are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

More than 700 voters took advantage of early voting, the Hamilton County Clerk’s Office said.

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