Carmel school board to discuss possible school safety referendum in November   


The Carmel Clay Schools board of trustees will hold a special meeting July 10 to discuss asking residents to vote on whether they would support an additional tax for school safety.

The state legislature this year added school safety as an option to be supported through a referendum. Previously, only funds for construction projects and operating needs were included as options to be placed on a ballot.

At the special meeting, the school board will vote on a resolution regarding a school safety referendum tax levy for Nov. 5. Current has requested a copy of the resolution.

Carmel voters in 2017 overwhelmingly approved an extension of the district’s operating referendum. The referendum tax rate increased by 3 cents, bumping it to 19 cents. However, the overall school tax rate was expected to remain flat at 83 cents per $100 of assessed property value because of a decline in district’s debt service rate.

The special meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at the CCS Educational Services Center, 5201 East Main St. It will include time for public comment.