Concord referendum election results

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ELKHART, Ind -- The failing of the referendum causes Concord schools to lose out money that would go toward funding to support education and their future programs.

According to the Superintendent, the district loses out on millions every year because of tax caps.

The referendum money was supposed to go help offset those losses.

Now that the referendum has been voted down, the Concord school system will be forced to find new ways to keep the level of education the same as it's been since 2014, when the current was adopted.

We attempted to speak with Concord's Superintendent who wasn't available but provided us with a statement saying the following: 

"While we were hoping for a different outcome today, we must always plan for all possible outcomes. As such, we will not make any immediate staffing cuts or adjustments to student programming. If cuts have to be made, it may cause our class sizes to be larger than normal," said Superintendent Dan Funston.

Of the nearly 3,000 votes, none of the 107 registered in precinct 14 came out to vote and only one voter from precinct 16 casted a vote. 

The current referendum in place, is set to expire in December of 2021.

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