West Lafayette School Property Tax Increase Referendum (May 2010)

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There was a West Lafayette School Property Tax Increase Referendum on the May 4 ballot in Tippecanoe County for voters int he West Lafayette School District.

This measure was approved

  • YES 2,729 (65.54%)Approveda
  • NO 1,435 (34.46%)[1]

This referendum asked voters in the school district area to increase property taxes that go towards the school by 43 cents; the taxes going towards the school was 85 cents. The school depends on state money to fund many of its programs, if more state money is allocated to them the tax increase would be less. The money generated from the increase will go towards the school district's general fund to help run the school's programs and facilities. The state funding will not be able to support the district in the future and thus the school board felt the need to ask for this tax increase.[2] The main goal for the money is to maintain smaller class sizes and to maintain current educational programs offered. An estimated $3.5 million would be raised with this increase in property taxes.[3]