To view financial data and transparency reports about the Town of Schererville and other government units, please click this link: https://gateway.ifionline.org/default.aspx.
The following information is pulled from the Gateway Site to explain its purpose:
The Indiana Gateway for Government Units is a data collection and transparency portal supported by the State of Indiana and Indiana University and used by thousands of local government officials, academic researchers, and taxpayers. Launched in 2010, Gateway grew from the Information for Indiana Initiative, a collaboration of the State of Indiana and Indiana University to make state-collected information available to Indiana citizens.
Gateway was originally designed and implemented by the Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC) at Indiana University and is supported today by a collaboration of team members from the IBRC, Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF), State Board of Accounts (SBOA), Indiana Education Employment Relations Board (IEERB), and Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC). Those State agencies are responsible, by Indiana statute, for a variety of local government financial oversight tasks.
As of 2016, over a dozen applications are used by hundreds of local units of government, schools, state agencies, casino operators, and others to submit financial and operational data. Data submitted includes budgets, annual financial reports, employee compensation reports, debt issuances, local development agreements, TIF district summaries, and school district collective bargaining reports, among others.