Why can’t the school advocate for the referendum?

Indiana law does not allow school corporations to advocate for a referendum once it has been placed on the ballot by the School Board. Information and communication about the referendum from that point must come from a source independent of the school corporation, such as a group driven by community members.

In addition, school employees, with a few exceptions (e.g. superintendent and business manager), cannot advocate for the referendum during regular school hours “while they are on the clock”; however, before and after school, VCS staff members are like anyone else and can advocate for the referendum.