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SBCSC Referendum passes; Superintendent Dr. Todd Cummings speaks out on victory

Voters have approved South Bend School Corporation's $220 million referendum.

The referendum appeared as two public questions on Tuesday’s primary election ballot. One issue for operating expenses received 14,587 “yes” votes (versus 9,731 “no”), or 60% of the total, according to unofficial final results. The issue for capital expenses had 13,821 “yes” votes (57%) and 10,393 “no” votes.

Superintendent of South Bend Schools Dr. Cummings spoke with SBS-TV News after the victory.

Now that the referendum is approved, residents can expect to see a tax rate increase in 2021. That increase will restore the 38 cents per $100 of assessed value that was cut from school funding this year because of the state “circuit breaker” tax caps, and also add another two cents.


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