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Friday, October 19th, 2018




Westview Referendum Passed
Wednesday Nov 08, 2017 1:40am
Shipshewana, IN

By: Tim Murray

Voters in the Westview School District voted overwhelmingly to approve a new tax levy to support current operations of the schools.
The final tally was 692 in favor with 59 against. Just over 92% supported the levy.
Voter turnout for the referendum was 16% of registered voters.
No doubt one aspect that aided the referendum was that the request was rate neutral...meaning taxpayers won’t pay any more than the current rate, which is 75 cents per hundred dollars of assessed value.
That’s because the levy used to pay for Meadowview Elementary and the high school expansion is ending.
The new rate will not exceed 29-point-4 cents per hundred dollars of assessed value over the next eight years.
It allows the district to maintain educational programs, small class sizes and facilities. No additional programs are being added.


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