Rise & Shine: Majority of voters approve Noblesville schools tax hike

Good morning,

Our team spent yesterday talking with voters, and we followed it with a busy night tracking election results across the city. Votes will still be counted today, too.

Below, you can find all of our stories, including details on the strong voter support for Indianapolis Public Schools’ two referendums as well as a look at how the close board race could shake up district leadership.


— Shaina Cavazos, reporter

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ELECTION 2018: Early results from the IPS board race could represent a partial but significant win for district critics, who have previously struggled to gain a foothold on the school board. Chalkbeat, IndyStar

Yes votes on two Indianapolis Public Schools tax referendums marked the conclusion of a rocky year-long campaign. Chalkbeat, WFYI, IndyStar

Noblesville schools also saw its referendum pass, an ask that includes plans to improve school safety. IndyStar, WFYI

For more results from Tuesday night, and to keep up to date as Marion County votes continue to be counted, see our results page.

BUS SAFETY: Bus drivers in Vigo County are raising money for the families of students who were killed after being hit by a car near their bus stop earlier this month. WISH-TV

SMALL STEPS: The South Bend school district has made slight progress in regards to its desegregation plan, but schools are still out of compliance. South Bend Tribune