MUNCIE — A week from today, people will be going to the polls to vote for or against the Muncie Community Schools bus referendum.

The special election will be Nov. 5. A yes vote will mean an increase in property taxes that will keep the buses running after this school year. A no vote will mean that transportation will not be provided by the school district for the 2014-15 school year.

The district is not required by law to provide transportation for its students. On the flip side, it is illegal for districts to charge children to ride the school buses.

Polling sites have been consolidated to cut down on costs — the district will be billed about $40,000 to hold this election during an off time. Some have said that this was meant to “confuse” voters.

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