Westfield Washington School Board approves referendum continuation resolution

On July 12, the Westfield Washington School Board unanimously approved a resolution that called for the district’s 7-year referendum to be continued. Voters originally approved the referendum in 2010.

Carey-Tolan mugThe referendum would lower the 23 cents per $100 rate to 20 cents per $100 of assessed value for residents and businesses in Westfield.

A press release from WWS states, “The referendum is necessary because Westfield Washington Schools rank in the bottom 10 of school districts in the state in terms of per-pupil operating support, which is determined by the state.”

Despite the bottom 10 rank, WWS is in the top 3 percent of Indiana schools in ISTEP success, Westfield High School has a graduation rate of 98.2 percent, the highest in Hamilton County, WHS also was recognized as a top high school in Indiana and the nation.

Westfield Washington Township Trustee Danielle Carey Tolan and Scott Willis – both Westfield residents and parents to students in the school system – have been selected as co-chairs for informing the public about the referendum.

The referendum will be voted on in the Nov. 8 ballot. For more, visit westfieldyes.com.