Vigo County School Corporation hosts 4th community conversation regarding referendum

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Since June 18th of this year, Vigo County Schools superintendent Dr. Rob Haworth has held 4 community meetings to discuss a $7 million dollar operational referendum for safety, health, wellness, transportation, and staffing.

They are meetings that Haworth says have been helpful.

“When you’re talking about the safety of students, when you’re talking about the wellness of students, when you talk about the need to be able to attract and retain educators here, those are very important things to a community and it’s resonating very well,” Haworth said.

Monday, was the final community meeting before Haworth hosts forums to discuss another referendum which could impact taxpayers in May of 2021.

“Not only will we talk about the operational referendum and the $4 million dollars worth of cuts, we’ll also be speaking about the building project,” Haworth said.

Haworth says both the public meetings and referendums will allow the community to make a decision about the future of Vigo County schools.

“We’re putting this measure on the ballot for our community to be able to make an informed decision. We’re Vigo County, we’re one community. We may have multiple high schools but in the end we all care about children and we need to get out and hear what our community about what they want for the future of our schools,” Haworth said.

This Wednesday the school corporation will begin the process of selecting a firm to do a transportation audit.

Haworth says the audit will help determine if there are ways to save money through more efficient transportation.

No specific dates have been chosen for the next community conversations but Haworth says they will take place from August until October

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