School City of Mishawaka seeking voter approval of two referendums for $25.6 million

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By: Krystal Vivian kvivian@953mnc.com

Mishawaka taxpayers will vote in November on two referendums that would raise taxes in order to provide School City of Mishawaka with $25.6 million over the next several years.

The first referendum would cost $12.6 million over seven years and would provide raises for school employees, pay for technology upgrades and allow schools new options for school programming, the South Bend Tribune reported.

The second referendum would be used to pay for security upgrades and other building upgrades and repairs, including new roofs. It would cost $13 million over 15 years. 

Mishawaka residents would pay an additional $134.66 per year for every $100,000 in property value until 2023, when the rate would drop to $54.95 per year from 2024 to 2032.

Read more about the referendums and details on Mishawaka’s previous failed referendum in the story from the South Bend Tribune.