School Safety Referendum


At a special session on July 10, 2019, the CCS Board of School Trustees passed a resolution to place a school safety referendum on the ballot for the election on November 5, 2019. To watch the special session, please click here.

The language that will appear on the ballot will read: 

“For the eight (8) calendar years immediately following the holding of the referendum, should the school corporate impose a property tax rate that does not exceed five cents ($0.05) on each one hundred dollars ($100) of assessed valuation and that is in addition to all other property taxes imposed by the school corporate for the purpose of funding the following in Carmel Clay Schools:
1. The employment or compensation of school resource officers for all school buildings;
2. Programs to address youth specific mental illness for all students; and
3. Professional development programs for teachers, administrators, and other school employees designed to improve school safety and reduce violence?”