Campaign launched for cash-strapped district

January 24, 2011

Voters in the Center Grove school district in Greenwood overwhelmingly rejected a property-tax hike in a referendum last November, leaving the 7,000-student district facing $1.6 million in budget cuts. Now, the Center Grove Education Foundation has launched a fundraising campaign to help make up the shortfall. “If everybody in our community who voted yes for our referendum donated $250, we’d have over a million [dollars],” said Chris Osborn, chairman of the campaign. The campaign will allow supporters to designate the programs they want their donations to benefit.