Knox School Board To Discuss Referendum Process Tonight

The Knox Community School Board and the Facility Study Committee will be meeting with Dr. Mike Trego this evening to discuss the referendum process.

Dr. Trego, a professor at Indiana State University and an expert on how to successfully get a referendum to pass, will meet with the Board in a special work session tonight in place of their regular board meeting.

The board and the committee have been working on a solution to address the needs at the Palmer Wing at the Knox Elementary School. Construction of a new wing was the overwhelming opinion of those who attended a recent public meeting to gather information on what to do with the 60-year-old portion of the school.

To help fund the project, a construction referendum may be included in a May Primary Election ballot and the board is in the process of deciding if that’s the route they want to take. Tonight’s work session may guide them in the proper direction.

If this works out with the school board, Dr. Trego may come back for a public presentation.