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Tax referendum being voted on today in the Capital School District

Delaware Public Media

Voters in the Capital School District are voting on a three-part tax referendum today, Tuesday, April 9, 2019.


Voters are being asked to approve a tax hike that seeks - in part - to pay for two new middle schools, that would replace Central Middle and William Henry Middle schools. Both new middle schools would be built next to each other on the former Dover High School campus.

A second referendum question seeks additional money for other capital improvements around the District.

The third question on today’s ballot, asks voters to approve raising taxes for operating costs.

If the capital portion of the referendum is approved, the average property owner would see their taxes increase by roughly $14 per year, per $100 of assessed property value. The operating expense portion of the referendum would raise taxes over time.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, (Tuesday, April 9, 2019).


Polling places are located at William Henry Middle School, Hartly Elementary School, South Dover Elementary and at Towne Point Elementary school.


Kelli Steele has over 30 years of experience covering news in Delaware, Baltimore, Winchester, Virginia, Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego, California.