On May 7, 2024, residents of the Fremont School Corporation area will be able to shape the future of our schools, students, and community. This will be done by voting on the renewal of the 2015 operating referendum. The original referendum, supported by our community, was set at just over 19.6 cents per $100 of assessed property value. The proposed renewal seeks a reduced rate of 0.15 cents per $100 of assessed property value - NOT market value.

Thanks to the district's responsible management of your tax dollars, some residents may see no change or even a reduction in their school tax levy. You can know the real impact on the school tax levy of your property

Fremont Community Schools has had one of the lowest Tax Rates in the State of Indiana the last seven years. Even with our Referendum Tax Rate!!!

The referendum amount only affects the school tax portion of your property tax bill. 

Calculate your tax impact here:

What will happen if the community does not continue its support of the referendum?

  • Negative impact on our students and teachers

  • Young families will consider moving to school districts that are actively investing in their educational resources and course offerings

  • Teacher and staff layoffs will have a negative impact on families and our local economy

  • After School and extracurricular programs will be cut

  • Veteran teachers and staff will leave to work in other school districts or leave education altogether.

  • FCS will not be able to compete for high quality staff and new teachers.

  • Spanish courses in K-8 will be reduced

  • Gifted and Talented resources in the Elementary School will be reduced

  • At-risk programs for the Middle School and High School will be reduced

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher will be at risk of being eliminated

  • K-4 Science Teacher will be at risk of being eliminated

  • Two Special Education Teachers in each of our schools will be eliminated

  • A School Resource Officer (SRO) will be at risk of being eliminated

  • Middle School Fiber Arts (Sewing) program will be at risk of being eliminated

  • Class sizes in the lower Elementary School will increase

  • Property values will become stagnant or reduced

  • The quality of education for all Fremont students will be negatively impacted

2024 Primary Election
In Person Early Voting Hours

 Steuben County Courthouse

First Day, Tues, April 9th – Friday, May 3rd
Monday – Friday 
8:00am – 4:30pm

Last Day, Monday, May 6th
8:00am – Noon

April 27th & May 4th
8:00am – 3:00pm

Election Day
May 7, 2024 6:00am - 6:00pm 

“The funds generated from this referendum will make lasting changes for our community and provide generations of future Eagles new and greater possibilities”

Andy Lies, President of the FCS Board of School Trustees