HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WFFT) - Huntington County Community School Corporation is asking voters to approve two referendums on Tuesday.
The largest referendum is asking to raise property taxes no more than $0.34 for every $100 of assessed value to build a new Huntington North High School.
Superintendent Chad Daugherty said that option is cheaper than renovating the existing building because of the condition of the current building.
Plans include two-story wings attached to the current auditorium, field house and gym and tearing down the current classrooms.
Huntington North High Schools had some air quality issues this month, mostly elevated levels of carbon monoxide.
"We weren't bringing enough outside air in. Our air handlers, trying to move that air throughout that building, again are 50-year-old units. They are starting to fail and they don't make parts for those," Daugherty said.
Daugherty said those issues shouldn't be an issue with a new building and HVAC system.
The second referendum is an operating referendum so the district could raise property taxes no more than $0.06 for $100 of assessed value.
The money would be used to increase wages and add two school resource officers.
Everyone in Huntington County registered to vote is eligible to vote in the referendum.