A case study on how the Indiana Remonstrance Law impacted school construction, community, and education in a public school system located in Indiana
The purpose of this study was to examine how the Indiana Remonstrance Law impacted school construction, community, and education in a public school system located in Indiana. Specifically, it looked at beliefs held by a number of individuals identified as being in support of a proposed school facility project as well as a number of individuals identified as being against the proposed school facility project. The study also looked at the beliefs of an individual who remained neutral to the project. ^ Over the years there have been many changes to the Indiana Remonstrance Law that have impacted a school corporation’s ability to construct new facilities. Many of these recent changes are examined as well as their impact on school facility construction and education specific to one particular public school corporation in Indiana, which is the focus of this case study. ^ Findings indicated a significant lack of trust, poor to inadequate communication, culture clashes, splitting of the community, and lack of understanding of the potential tax impact to the community with the proposed facility project between those for the project and those opposed to the project. In addition, one of the new initiatives now being pushed by those opposed to the proposed facility project that led to the first remonstrance against the school board and school corporation, is to replace the current appointed school board with an elected school board.^
Marilyn Hirth, Purdue University, William McInerney, Purdue University.
Education, Administration|Political Science, Public Administration