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Capital School District residents approve all of tax referendum

Milton Pratt
Delaware Public Media

Capital School District is getting everything it asked for in its three-part tax referendum.

District residents approved all three pieces of the $115.67 million dollar ask Tuesday.

The capital request to help pay for two new middle schools to replace Central Middle and William Henry Middle schools was approved by a 945 vote margin (1,746-801).  Those new middle schools will be built next to each other on the former Dover High School campus.

A second capital ask for additional funds to handle other capital improvements around the district won by 904 votes (1,649-745).

Voters also said “yes” to Captial’s first requested increase for operating expenses since 2005 by a margin of 799 votes (1.661-862).

District officials say the average homeowner will see the biggest increase to their tax bill in the second year of the hike –when they’ll owe a little over $5 more per month.

Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for three decades. He joined Delaware Public Media in 2010 as our first news director and has guided the news team ever since. When he's not covering the news, he can be found reading history or pursuing his love of all things athletic.
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