Delaware Public Media

Indian River School District holds another capital referendum

Feb 12, 2020

Indian River School District residents are going to the polls Thursday for a referendum vote.

The capital referendum seeks to raise taxes to fund construction of a new Sussex Central High School. 

It comes after voters rejected two capital referendum tries last year.  Those efforts sought to pay for the new high school and classroom additions at Indian River High School and Selbyville Middle School. 

District officials say if the referendum passes - the most an average district property owner will see taxes go up is $63.24.  And the increase would be phased in over three-years.

If the referendum fails, the district would look to increase the number of portable classrooms and/or redraw school boundaries to deal with growing enrollment and overcrowded classrooms.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at East Millsboro Elementary, Georgetown Elementary, Indian River High School, Long Neck Elementary, Lord Baltimore Elementary and Selbyville Middle School.