NACS puts levy before voters for new school

The district said the tax levy is needed to help ease overcrowding in elementary schools and to keep students safe.

Posted: Apr 19, 2018 9:16 PM
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 11:21 AM

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WFFT) - People living in Northwest Allen County Schools will see a $33 million referendum on the ballot next month.

The district said the tax levy is needed to help ease overcrowding in elementary schools and to keep students safe.

The biggest project is to build a new elementary in the Huntertown area.

Huntertown Elementary currently has a couple portable classrooms, with more planned for next year.

NACS said if the levy fails, that could expand to even more schools.

"By the fall of 2019, we could also have portable classrooms at Eel River, Cedar Canyon, Oakview and/or Perry Hill," said superintendent Dr. Chris Himsel. "We do compromise safety and we have to implement special safety features to make sure we keep those kids safe."

The referendum also includes renovations at four schools, to add secure entrances.

This would force visitors to go through the front doors directly into the office.

Early voting is going on now at select locations.

Election Day is May 8.

Click here for voter information in Allen County.

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