Concord Schools focused on future after voters strike down referendum extension

(Photo Supplied/Concord Community Schools)

Concord Community Schools is focused on the future after voters struck down an extension on an existing referendum earlier this month.

The measure sought to renew an existing tax levy that was approved in 2014, and according to the Elkhart Truth, if it had succeeded it would have continued at a 20 percent reduced rate for another eight years.

Fewer than 100 votes made the difference in the decision, and the current referendum will now expire at the end of this year.

Concord must wait two years before seeking another one.

Superintendent Dan Funston says there are now difficult decisions to be made on what to cut, but they are looking at things like reducing courses and staff pay raises, increasing class sizes and not replacing older technology such as school laptops.

Funston says the district won’t make any cuts or adjustments for at least a year.

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