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Indian River School District Claims to Stick to Budget Referendum

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SELBYVILLE, Del.- Some community members in the Indian River School District have contacted the school system concerning increases in school property taxes for the 2018 fiscal year.

The tax increases come from public approval of an expense referendum in March. However, the remaining tax increase are the result of actions taken by the Delaware General Assembly in July, according to the district.  

The district said that when balancing the state’s budget for 2018, the General Assembly reduced the annual senior property tax discount from $500 to $400 for people 65 and over. This accounts for the additional $100 that some have noticed on their property tax bill, district officials said.

The Indian River School District did not influence the General Assembly's decision to reduce the senior property tax discount, according to district officials.

In setting its tax rate, the district claims it has maintained its promises to the public made during the referendum.


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