Update (6:21 a.m.)
All four school referendums we were tracking for the 2023 municipal election passed. Voters approved the Carmel-Clay, Hamilton Southeastern and Sheridan measures by large margins. The Monroe County ballot measure was much closer–passing by just 108 votes, according to the unofficial results.
Update (6:11 p.m.)
Election Day polls are now closed. This story will be updated with results as they start coming in.
INDIANAPOLIS — Four school districts in Central Indiana are asking voters to renew their respective operating referenda for the next eight years on Tuesday.
According to previous reports, these referenda are aimed at keeping the districts’ operations continuing, recruiting and retaining educators, funding safety initiatives and, in one district’s case, funding an early education expansion.
For Carmel Clay Schools, voters will decide on whether or not to renew the “existing maximum referendum property tax of $0.19.” The continuance of the operating referenda will also be voted on in Hamilton Southeastern Schools and for the Monroe County Community School Corporation. However in Hamilton, officials said the renewal is reported to be at a lower maximum referendum tax rate from $0.2275 to $0.1995.
For the Monroe County Community School Corporation, the district is asking voters to approve an increase of 8.5 cents to the district’s current referendum rate of 18.5 cents. This increase, if passed, would be used to expand the district’s preschool and early education programs, eliminate student and family fees as well as expand the district’s career education program.
Look below for live results for the various school referenda after results begin to come in Tuesday evening.
For a look at more 2023 Election Day results, click the links below:
- Election Day 2023: Indianapolis mayoral race
- Election 2023: Indianapolis City-County Council Races
- Election 2023: Carmel and other Central Indiana mayoral races