Knox School Board Discusses Work Session With Referendum Expert

Superintendent A.J. Gappa

The Knox Community School Board recently held a work session with Dr. Mike Trego, a professor at Indiana-Wesleyan University and who is also an expert in school referendums.

Superintendent A.J. Gappa reviewed that work session during the school board meeting Monday night.

“We had Dr. Trego come in and give a report to the board and the board felt very positive about the information that Dr. Trego presented and they anticipate bringing him back to have a meeting with community members who are interested on being on an action committee, moving forward with an elementary project,” stated Gappa.

The elementary school project would include the possible construction of a new structure to replace the deteriorating Palmer Wing.

Gappa stressed that Trego is very good at presenting helpful information to school corporations in order to successfully pass a referendum that best suits the corporation.

“There are many types of corporations that go through many types of referendums,” Gappa explained. “There’s no set pattern for anything, but everybody has to adopt to their own individual needs and their community needs.”

The date for Trego’s return has not yet been determined.