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Lawmakers are considering legislation to give school boards more autonomy to raise tax rates after another series of failed referendums statewide. Gov. John Carney is weighing in on legislation that would allow school districts to increase taxes for operating expenses without a referendum.


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Residents in the Indian River School District rejected a tax referendum for the second time this year.

Voters said “no” to a capital improvement request by a narrow 65 vote margin, with 4,643 people voting against and 4,578 in favor. 

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First State school districts could raise revenue for operations without a referendum under proposed legislation. State Rep. Earl Jaques’  measure would grant all 19 districts some power to enact a tax hike without voter approval.


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Christina School District residents in New Castle County voted down Tuesday’s tax referendum, and school board members say teacher layoffs will likely follow.


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Residents in the Christina School District rejected a tax referendum Tuesday.

The measure to add revenue to Christina’s operating budget failed by just over 1,300 votes. 

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It’s decision day for residents of the Christina School District.

They head to the polls Tuesday to vote on a tax referendum that would bolster the district’s operating budget.

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A number of school districts have held tax referendums this year, with varying results. Next up is the Christina School District, which puts its ask for more operating budget funding before voters April 30th.

It’s a crucial vote for the district, which is in the midst of working with the state to reorganize its Wilmington schools in an effort to improve student outcomes there

Contributor Larry Nagengast delves into what the district is asking for - and what could happen if it fails.


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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.

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Delaware’s Department of Education presented its Fiscal Year 2020 capital budget request to bond bill committee members Tuesday.


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Voters in the Indian River School District rejected both pieces of a tax referendum Tuesday.

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