Education Funding Referendum Approved by Cape Henlopen District Voters

Apr 3, 2014

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A referendum to raise property taxes to build a new school in the Cape Henlopen District was approved by a thousand vote margin out of 6-thousand cast yesterday.

In addition to building a fifth elementary school that will hold 720-students that money will also pay for additional classrooms at Beacon Middle School and Mariner Middle School.

The referendum means that the average property tax will go up by $22 in the next fiscal year and $37 in the following year.

Meanwhile, the state of Delaware will pay for 60 percent of the cost for the new school as well as the additions to Beacon and Mariner.