EACS Referendum Among Election Day Casualties

By Scott Sarvay
By Eric Olson

November 3, 2010 Updated Nov 3, 2010 at 5:18 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Indiana (Indiana's NewsCenter)--The East Allen County Schools District’s referendum was among the losers on Election Day with 70% of voters opposing it. The $8.2 million dollar tax levy request would have supported the district’s general fund.

The district has cut nearly $7 million dollars from its budget in recent years, including this years district redesign that will close several elementary schools. Now the cuts must go deeper.

“ Well I really don't have cuts in mind” says EACS superintendent Dr. Karyle Green, “that's going to be a decision and discussion for the board and again we're going to look to the support of the community for ideas and things that we really need to enhance and areas that we feel we need to cut back in. So it's going to be a full community effort and we're going to proceed forward.”

The district expects even more cuts in state funding with the next state budget. With New Haven threatening to pull out of the district, East Allen County Schools officials have their hands full.

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