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Indian River School District Referendum Scheduled for Feb. 13

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SELBYVILLE, Del.- Voters in the Indian River School District will head back to the polls on Feb. 13 for the district's third referendum in the past year.

The referendum will seek funding for the school district to build a new Sussex Central High School.  According to the district, with voter approval, the referendum will result in a maximum possible tax increase of $63.24 for the average district property owner, and the increase will be phased in over a three-year period.

“Passage of this referendum is absolutely critical to the future of the Indian River School District,” IRSD Superintendent Mark Steele said. “Overcrowding in the northern end of the district is reaching a crisis stage and the construction plan being put before voters is the most equitable solution."

Steele says the upcoming retirement of previous 20-year bond issues make it possible to implement property taxes to only three years. The district's last two referendums were voted down.

IRSD proposes to renovate and repurpose two existing school buildings, moving Millsboro Middle into the existing Sussex Central, which allows Millsboro Middle to be converted into a new elementary school. 

For more details on the referendum, click here. 

 

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