Cuts in school transportation

Elkhart Community Schools will cut about $2.2 million from its transportation budget after a proposed tax increase failed to win the approval of voters in May.

ELKHART — Trying to adjust after voters rejected a request for additional funding in May, the Elkhart School Board is approving up to $2.2 million in transportation cuts.

The decision was made after the district’s $122 million referendum failed last month. The measure asked taxpayers for $15.25 million each of the next eight years. Of that total, $4.9 million would have been used to renew the district’s existing transportation referendum, which will expire in December, and an additional $10.35 million would have bolstered employee salaries and insurance benefits.

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