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Hamilton Community Schools future unclear after vote

Hamilton Community Schools was asking for an operating levy of $.71 on every $100 of assessed land.

Posted: Nov 6, 2018 9:07 PM
Updated: Nov 7, 2018 10:16 AM

HAMILTON, Ind. (WFFT) - Voters rejected Hamilton Community Schools' operating referendum.

Hamilton Community Schools was asking for an operating levy of $.71 on every $100 of assessed land.

However, voters rejected it with 781 people voting "yes" and 975 people voting "no."

The current referendum of $.41 expires December 31, 2019.

Now the school board will decide to try again in May or close the school and consolidate with neighboring districts.

There is enough cash for the school to operate through the 2019-2020 school year.

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