N.J.-S.P.’s School Board adopted the resolution to take the property tax levy increase to the public. Under the plan, an increase of 47-cents per $100 of assessed valuation would be seen in year one. The rate would drop to 27-cents per $100 of assessed valuation in subsequent years.
The school corporation believes that the tax increase will offset state funding losses due to declining enrollment, and other factors. The revenue improvements will also help North Judson-San Pierre Schools balance their fiscal year budgets.
In order to be properly placed on the ballot, the referendum was expected to be filed in several places, among them the state of Indiana and the Starke County Clerk’s office.
Now that the proper recording has taken place, Starke County Clerk Vicki Cooley says the referendum was approved to be placed on the ballot during November’s General Election.