BCSC referendum wins approval from voters

In the unofficial vote totals in Tuesday’s Bartholomew County primary election, the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. referendum has won approval with 61.3 percent of the voters giving their nod.

Dr. Jim Roberts, BCSC superintendent, reacts to the win.

With the win, the school district will be able to apply a property tax increase of just under 16 cents per $100 of assessed value. 87 percent of the new revenue would go to raise pay for teachers and staff in the school district, with the rest going to safety improvements in the district.

Roberts, says this is a win for local education efforts and for quality of life in the community.