VIGO COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD VOTES IN FAVOR OF BUILDING REFERENDUM

Terre Haute, In. – At last evening’s meeting, the Vigo County School Board voted 6-0 to pursue a $260 million building referendum that calls for new academic facilities and renovated non-academic facilities for North, South and West Vigo high schools. While there are still several steps which must be taken before it happens, the next move is to place the referendum on the May 3rd ballot. Based on the recommendation of Superintendent Rob Haworth’s (Hay-Worth) recommendation, the board endorsed “Option 2,” which means all three schools would be done at the same time. Of the 33 people who spoke last evening, all but 1 stood behind Option 2. The 1 dissenting voice claimed that the tax increase would hurt those living in poverty.