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November 7, 2018
IPS’ $272 million referendums passed. Here’s what that means for teachers.
The timeline for teacher raises depends on how quickly the district can reach an agreement with the union.
Updated November 8, 2018
Election results 2018: Track the IPS board races and referendums
Track live election results of the Indianapolis Public Schools board races and the referendums.
October 29, 2018
What you need to know about the IPS school funding referendums before you vote
Find out why Indianapolis Public Schools is asking for tax increases for more school funding, how much the referendums will cost, and what will happen if they don't pass.
where the money goes
October 5, 2018
The fight for teacher raises and 4 other takeaways from our IPS referendum forum
Indianapolis Public Schools teacher Rosa Vazquez had a point to make, and at its core, it was simple: “We need more.” “It’s difficult when we…
Show me the money
October 2, 2018
An IPS tax measure could raise teacher pay. Here’s how much and why it matters
Teacher and principal salaries, benefits, and raises are at the center of a campaign to convince voters to approve a $220 million operating referendum.
September 25, 2018
IPS and Indy Chamber outline unconventional three-year partnership to cut spending
The Indy Chamber would pay as much as $1 million during the first year for two new district administrators and consulting by outside groups.
September 18, 2018
The race is on to convince voters to give more money to Indianapolis Public Schools
The campaign is using a multi-pronged approach to reach voters.
Indy school taxes
September 11, 2018
In spreading the word about its tax referendums, IPS overstates the cost to property owners
The anticipated bill is $3.19 for a home worth $75,300, the median value used by the district.
August 31, 2018
How Indianapolis Public Schools went from surplus to deficit: A look at falling funding
Less than five years ago, the district had a $8.4 million surplus.
August 2, 2018
Campaign for IPS tax referendums gets a $100,000 boost from advocacy group
The group will also launch a vast door-knocking campaign.
July 24, 2018
Indianapolis Public Schools scales back referendum (again) to win chamber support
The new request would amount to $220 million over eight years.
July 23, 2018
Why Indianapolis Public Schools wants the Indy Chamber’s referendum support
The chamber and the district this month released competing plans for how much the district needs.
July 17, 2018
IPS board votes to ask taxpayers for $315 million, reject the chamber’s plan
The school board pledged to continue discussions with the Indy Chamber.
On school finance
July 16, 2018
Facing tax opposition, Indianapolis leaders may settle for less than schools need
Superintendent Ferebee raised the possibility that the district might return to taxpayers for more money if the first referendum does not raise enough.
July 11, 2018
To bring down potential tax hikes, chamber proposes slashing Indianapolis Public Schools budget
In a new plan unveiled Wednesday, the Indy Chamber is proposing deep budget cuts at Indianapolis Public Schools to significantly reduce upcoming referendums.
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