School districts’ revenue shaped by economies

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Thousands of homes surround most Center Grove schools, with the closest businesses generally being restaurants and stores along State Road 135.

Much of the school district’s income from property taxes comes from Center Grove area homeowners, which covers the costs of bus purchases and repair, building renovations and maintenance, and debt payments.

Homes make up the largest percentage of the Center Grove area’s tax base, or 78 percent of the total value of taxable property in the school district.

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