For MV teachers, failure of referendum is no surprise

FORTVILLE — At least two Mt. Vernon school board members, Bob Hiday and Shelton Oakes, said they were not surprised at the defeat of the property tax referendum in Tuesday’s general election balloting.

Approval of the referendum, which failed 57 percent to 42 percent, would have provided a temporary infusion of extra property tax money to help the corporation out of a budgetary jam.

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