Ten Indiana school districts offered property tax referenda Nov. 8, to finance buildings or budgets. That was the most for a November election since 2010. More referenda are offered during elections in May, probably because 69 percent of all May referenda have passed since 2010. Only 39 percent of November’s have passed in that time.
On Nov. 8, 2016, nine out of 10 school referenda passed. It was a November surprise. Why did it happen?