Community meetings start to learn about the state of Vigo County Schools

Vigo County Schools are trying to get help from the community and Superintendent Rob Haworth is trying to be as transparent as possible.

Posted: Jun 17, 2019 10:34 PM

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) -- A little more than 20 people filled the board room of the Vigo County school administration building Monday. All of them are wondering about the future of the schools and our kids' education.

Vigo County schools are in a bit of a tough spot. We're losing teachers, students, and money.

Superintendent Rob Haworth is trying to help before we reach a point of no return.

One way he's doing that is by attempting to put a referendum on the ballot for this November.

"I think it could be a tough sell," Terry Keaton, a retired school counselor said. "The referendum sounds like a bailout, but you know it's not Vigo County Corporation we're bailing out. We're bailing out our state legislator."

Superintendent Haworth gave the same presentation Monday night he gave the school board at their last meeting. He said he wants everyone to be well aware and informed on what is happening at the schools.

"I think people walking away will feel informed that if they have questions we're here to take those questions and try to answer them if we can't we'll try to get back to them with the information," Haworth said.

Haworth addressed several questions from the community. He hopes the referendum, that will have property taxes help them, will be on the ballot for you to vote on this November.

Keaton said people need to take advantage and come out to these community meetings to get their questions answered.

"Because what will happen is if this thing passes they'll be hit with an increase they might not be able to handle and their gonna say how come nobody told me about this," Keaton said. 

The nature of this referendum would affect every single person. From farmers to those on a fixed income and those above the tax cap.

Everyone would be paying more on property taxes to help the schools.

Terre Haute
Broken Clouds
79° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 82°
Robinson
Scattered Clouds
76° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 76°
Indianapolis
Few Clouds
75° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 75°
Rockville
Scattered Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 72°
Casey
Broken Clouds
77° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 78°
Brazil
Broken Clouds
79° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 82°
Marshall
Broken Clouds
79° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 82°
Storms Possible
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

WTHI Events

 

Illinois Coronavirus Cases

(Widget updates once daily at 7 p.m. CT)

Confirmed Cases: 150554

Reported Deaths: 7309
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Cook934964664
Lake10104427
DuPage9454480
Kane7949280
Will7061322
Winnebago3131101
McHenry2179100
St. Clair2089143
Kankakee133565
Unassigned1170210
Rock Island109430
Madison107770
Kendall101122
Champaign99217
Boone62321
DeKalb59520
Peoria58329
Sangamon47333
Jackson34319
McLean29214
Randolph2917
Stephenson2806
Ogle2794
Clinton24417
Macon24122
LaSalle23717
Whiteside19915
Union19519
Grundy1855
Coles18417
Iroquois1685
Tazewell1588
Knox1490
Warren1470
Monroe14113
Adams1391
Cass1367
Williamson1344
Morgan1323
Jefferson11117
Lee1042
McDonough10415
Henry1031
Vermilion822
Pulaski790
Marion730
Macoupin613
Montgomery591
Perry591
Douglas540
Livingston532
Jo Daviess491
Christian474
Jasper477
Ford411
Woodford392
Jersey371
Franklin360
Bureau312
Menard260
Mercer250
Washington250
Cumberland240
Fayette243
Mason230
Wabash230
Alexander220
Carroll212
Johnson210
Piatt200
Effingham191
Hancock191
Moultrie190
Shelby191
Clark180
Crawford180
Logan180
Bond171
De Witt160
Edgar160
Fulton160
Massac150
Wayne151
Schuyler130
Marshall120
Brown100
Saline100
White90
Greene80
Henderson80
Lawrence80
Richland70
Hamilton60
Stark60
Pike50
Gallatin40
Clay20
Edwards20
Calhoun10
Hardin10
Out of IL10
Pope10
Putnam10
Scott10

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

(Widget updates once daily at 8 p.m. ET)

Confirmed Cases: 49063

Reported Deaths: 2732
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion11760689
Lake5276246
Elkhart340255
Allen2835133
St. Joseph200169
Cass16429
Hamilton1608101
Hendricks1425100
Johnson1296118
Porter76738
Tippecanoe7359
Clark66844
Madison66764
Bartholomew59145
Vanderburgh5876
LaPorte58326
Howard58058
Kosciusko5624
Marshall5016
Noble48528
LaGrange4779
Jackson4733
Boone45443
Delaware45252
Hancock45236
Shelby43125
Floyd38444
Morgan32731
Monroe30928
Montgomery29720
Grant29626
Clinton2902
Dubois2886
Henry28216
White26610
Decatur25432
Lawrence24825
Dearborn23823
Vigo2388
Warrick22729
Harrison21622
Greene19032
Miami1862
Jennings17712
Putnam1708
DeKalb1634
Scott1628
Daviess14817
Wayne1436
Orange13623
Perry1359
Steuben1302
Franklin1268
Ripley1247
Jasper1232
Wabash1142
Carroll1102
Fayette1037
Newton9910
Gibson982
Whitley975
Starke943
Randolph804
Huntington782
Jefferson762
Wells751
Fulton721
Jay680
Washington671
Pulaski661
Knox640
Clay604
Rush583
Owen501
Adams491
Benton480
Posey450
Sullivan451
Spencer441
Brown421
Blackford392
Crawford320
Fountain322
Tipton311
Switzerland280
Parke240
Martin220
Ohio180
Vermillion140
Warren141
Union130
Pike110
Unassigned0193