Researchers at Indiana University's Center for Evaluation and Education Policy say only 33-percent of school improvements have been approved by voters since 2008.
Four years ago, the state began requiring schools to pose ballot questions for building improvement projects exceeding $20 million.
Next month, Fort Wayne Community Schools is asking for $119 million to fund repairs on dozens of its schools. "We have buildings where the snow blows through the mortar, we have boilers that we can't find replacement parts for," says School Board President Mark GiaQuinta.
East Allen county schools is asking for an additional $88 million to fund a project to turn Woodlan Junior-Senior High into a K-12 school.