Ind. Schools Turn to Voters, Fundraising Amid Cuts
School districts battered by state budget cuts are turning to referendums and even private fundraising to pay for the basics of public education.
Several school districts have referendums on the May 4 primary ballot, and other districts are considering fundraising foundations as a way to preserve teacher jobs and programs.
"As sad as it seems, I think this is what we're going to have to do," said Angie Campbell, a mother of three children in Tippecanoe School Corp. who leads the fundraising committee for the Friends of TSC. "I still want my kids to have not just an education, but to have art, to have music, to have cheerleading in the middle school. My drive is to be there to support the teachers and help...
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