WILMINGTON, Del. (AP)- A nearly $19 million referendum has been approved in the Christina School District.
The state's largest school district is facing an anticipated $8.1 million budget gap for fiscal year 2011 but the referendum passed Tuesday by 26 votes - 3,049 to 3,023.
Taxes will rise by 35 cents per $100 of assessed value of homes in the district over three years. Passing the measure means the district can bring some of the employees that were told they would not have jobs next year.