The City of Noblesville is exemplary in several categories, but one of the most important means by which Noblesville stands out is the support between its government, community and schools.
The Noblesville Schools Corporation has such an amazing level of support throughout the community at large, and it is hoping that this is evident in the upcoming election ballot for the passage of the proposed referendum, which actually lowers what taxpayers are currently paying.
“We need the voters to turn out to pass this referendum, so that we can continue operating seamlessly,” says Superintendent of Schools Dr. Beth Niedermeyer. “The current operating referendum in place is set to expire, and that’s why we’re asking for a continuation.”
The proposed rate for the referendum continuation is 10.5 percent lower than the current operating referendum rate, so if the continuation is voted in, residents will actually pay less for the operating referendum starting in 2017. The district is able to offer a lower rate, thanks to some additional funding the state has committed over the next two years as well as growth in Noblesville property values.
The district continues to prove it is a responsible steward with taxpayer dollars with the decrease of the tax funding. Even though the district is in the lowest 10 percent in the state for funding (as are all schools in Hamilton County) and the district has seen an increase in 1,200 students since 2009, the rate will be lowered if the voters turn out and approve this measure. This referendum pays for teachers, staff and academic programming, not facilities.
Why should this referendum be passed? There is every reason to pass this: the area competition for schools, maintaining strong property values, keeping the schools strong and the community.
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Noblesville Schools Accolades:
- Noblesville High School has been rated a best high school in the nation and ranked #6 in the state.
- We’re an all A district as rated by the Indiana Department of Education.
- West Middle, Hinkle Creek and NHS are 4-star schools.
- East Middle School was named a best example in the state of high quality education practices by the Indiana Department of Education.
- Noblesville High School has been named to the Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll.
- Noblesville Schools has been named an Apple Distinguished Program for our leadership with educational technology.
- We’re one of only a few districts in the nation with Project Lead the Way STEM curriculum implemented K-12.
- We’re the only district in the state with Project Fit equipment and curriculum at all elementary schools.
- We’re a Champions Together school, one of only 26 in the state, as honored by Special Olympics/Unified Sports.
- We’re a Best Community for Music Education as named by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation.
- We’re rated the best in Hamilton County for our initial bus fleet safety record.
- Our high school internship program is the largest in the state.
- NHS is a Safe Sports School, one of only nine schools in Indiana with the distinction.
- We’re a state role model for workforce development initiatives.
- We’re a state role model with the City of Noblesville for the Noblesville Works soft skills collaboration.
- One of our teachers was named Indiana Innovations Award winner of the year, an accolade not typically given to educators.
- One of our counselors was named the Indiana Middle School Counselor of the Year.
- One of our elementary principals is a prestigious Woodrow Wilson education fellowship winner.
- Our Student Services/Special Education Director has been named president of the Indiana Commission of Special Education Administrators.
- Our accomplished teachers often serve as role models for other educators by presenting at conferences, and two of our teachers were recently awarded prestigious Lilly Endowment fellowships.
- Noblesville Schools, in collaboration with the City of Noblesville, Hamilton County and Ivy Tech, was awarded the Local Government Cooperation award from the Association of Indiana Counties.
- West Middle School was chosen by the Indiana Department of Education to host a statewide robotics competition.
- We have several athletic, performing arts and business organizations that receive state and national recognition in competitions.
- We are regularly studied by surrounding high-performing districts looking to emulate our success, and recently a delegation of Chinese educators came to study our STEM programming.
- A recent survey of the Noblesville community showed that 94 percent of respondents felt Noblesville Schools were meeting or exceeding education expectations.