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 led by community members.

In addition, school employees with a few exceptions (e.g. superintendent, assistant superintendents, and chief financial officer) cannot advocate for the referendum during regular school hours “while they are on the clock”; however, before and after school, HSE staff members are like anyone else and can advocate for the referendum on their own time.