WVPE Morning Edition Host Kent Fulmer talks with Dr. Steve Thalheimer, Superintendent of Elkhart Community Schools. They discuss education funding in the state of Indiana, the disadvantage Elkhart has in hiring and retaining teachers, and the upcoming referendum designed to address those issues.
Elkhart Community Schools is the broadcast licensee of 88.1 WVPE.
In a little more than a month, voters in the Elkhart Community Schools district will vote whether to pass a $122 million referendum.
Speaking at the Kiwanis Club of Elkhart Tuesday afternoon, ECS Superintendent Steve Thalheimer said the referendum is necessary to improve teacher salaries and benefits, as well as to renew the district’s current transportation referendum.