To provide school administrators, policy makers, community members, and researchers with better research tools on Indiana school referenda data, CEEP has redesigned the Database of Indiana School Referenda.
With the passage of Public Law 146 in 2008, the Indiana General Assembly established referenda for school construction and General Fund levies as a mechanism of school funding. The law abandoned Indiana’s petition and remonstrance process for most school construction projects in favor of voter referenda. In addition, General Fund referenda are required for any school district seeking to raise property taxes beyond established tax caps.
The full Database of Indiana School Referenda is available for download as an Excel file. The file includes school referenda data, results, and summary statistics.
Explore Indiana school referenda outcomes, requested tax increases, and vote shares by interacting with the data visualizations in three tabs:
1) All Indiana School Referenda Outcomes, 2) General Fund Referenda, and 3) Construction Referenda.