IRSD: New referendum…again


Residents in the Indian River School District will return to the polls on May 7th to decide on a capital referendum.

News from Indian River School District: The Indian River School District will host a major capital improvement referendum on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

The referendum will seek funding for the construction of a new Sussex Central High School, an eight-classroom addition at Indian River High School and a four-classroom addition at Selbyville Middle School. With voter approval, the referendum will result in a maximum possible tax increase of $68.96 for the average district property owner. This increase will be phased in over a four-year period.

Voting on May 7 is from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. District residents who are U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age are eligible to vote at the following local polling places: East Millsboro Elementary School, Georgetown Elementary School, Indian River High School, Long Neck Elementary School, Lord Baltimore Elementary School, and Selbyville Middle School.

The district has chosen not to seek a separate current expense tax increase for operating costs for a high school and elementary school. The removal of the proposed 9-cent property tax rate increase from the failed February 5, 2019 referendum package will save taxpayers $18.59 per year.

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