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4 school districts approve tax referendums

Posted at 11:11 PM, May 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-03 23:11:32-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- It was a good night Tuesday for several central Indiana school districts.

Voters approved tax referendums for Hamilton Southeastern Schools, Noblesville Schools, Speedway Schools and Brown County Schools.

71 percent of voters in the Hamilton Southeastern School district said yes to a referendum that will bring in $17 million each year.

Noblesville Schools had said 150 jobs would have to be cut if the referendum there didn't pass.

Voters approved a renewal of the referendum for Speedway Schools, which means the school system will be funded through 2023.  

The district had said it may need to close half of its schools if the referendum had failed.

And Brown County voters also said yes to a funding referendum that will bring in $1 million a year, most of which will be spent on recruiting and retaining teachers.