Tippecanoe Township Taxpayers to Decide on Deannexation

Monterey Elementary School

Monterey Town Board President Jim Fleury told WKVI News yesterday that petitions to deannex from the Culver Community School Corporation are almost finalized and should be ready to be distributed. A committee wanting to deannex and go with the Eastern Pulaski School District will be seeking the signatures of registered voters and taxpayers in Tippecanoe Township. The petitions should be showing up in businesses as early as Friday of this week.

They will also be presenting the petitions at the St. Anne’s Parish Festival this Saturday night.

The effort to deannex began with the announcement that Culver Community School Corporation will not operate the Monterey Elementary School beginning with the 2011-2012 school year. Those students would not be transported into Culver.

Several on the committee feel betrayed, thinking they had guarantees the school would be open into perpetuity.