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IRSD Prepares for Second Referendum

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SUSSEX COUNTY, Del. - The Indian River School District will host its second expense referendum on Thursday March 2, 2017.

The move comes after the first referendum failed by 20 votes in November.

 The district is still asking for $7.35 million in taxpayer funds, which they'd get from property taxes in the area. If approved, homeowners will pay about 95 dollars more a year in taxes.

Like last time, the district says $4.95 million will go toward student enrollment growth. But this time, they say $1.2 million would go to school safety, down from the $1.5 million the district estimated in their original referendum presentation. 

The district says it is still waiting for the Department of Elections to confirm a few issues, such as voting times and polling places, and the school board is meeting tonight to finalize a few things, such as the wording of the ballot.

The last referendum vote came just days after a state audit into the district's finances. 

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