On Tuesday November 8, 2016 the voters in the School City of Mishawaka district will have an opportunity to support our schools. On the election ballot will be two questions in which voters can check yes or no. The questions will be on the ballot exactly as written below. All supporters of Mishawaka Schools will be voting YES twice. We ask for your support by checking the box next to YES for each question on the election ballot November 8th.
Proposed Election Ballot Question for Operating Levy
"For the seven calendar years immediately following the holding of the referendum, shall the School City of Mishawaka impose a property tax rate increase that does not exceed $0.2434 cents on each hundred dollars of assessed value and generates $1.8 million dollars a year for seven years? This is in addition to all other property taxes imposed by the school corporation for the purpose of funding new technology hardware and software for students and teachers, implementing new educational programs, as well as adjusting class sizes and increasing employee compensation."
Proposed Election Ballot Question for Capital
"Shall the School City of Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana, issue bonds or enter into a lease to finance the 2017/2018 school building basic renewal restoration and safety project which consists of restoring all or a portion of the basic site and building components including safety and accessibility measures to all or any portion of the approximately eleven school buildings, including the Administrative Center, Services Building, and Baker Park, and any building that the Board of School Trustees determines is in response to a natural disaster, an accident, or an emergency that makes the building unavailable for its intended use, which is estimated to cost not more than $13 million and is estimated to increase the property tax rate for debt service by $0.1678 per $100 of assessed valuation?"