There is only one way for schools in Indiana to raise money – ask voters to increase their property tax bill. This process is relatively new for Hoosiers. Districts have only been turning to the ballot box for about two years. But, as StateImpact Indiana’s Ben Skirvin reports, neighboring state like Illinois, Michigan and particularly Ohio have had referendum-funded schools for decades.
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