MILFORD, Del. - Taxpayers in the Milford School District will have a chance to vote Wednesday about big changes that would raise taxes.
School officials are holding a two-part referendum.
The first part would be to build a new 1,200 student middle school. Milford Middle School was closed at the end of last year due to severe infrastructure issues.
Superintendent Phyllis Kohel second part is an operations referendum funneling $2.1 million dollars into the district to upgrade technology systems. As for tax hikes, Kohel says the first increase for the new school would disappear within 20 years; however, the other would be permanent.
"We are suffering from overcrowding at that building in particular," said Kohel. "We definitely need a new school for our students and we definitely need additional funds."
Voting will open Wednesday morning from 10 AM to 8 PM at three separate voting venues. Residents in the district can vote at Banneker Elementary, Ross Elementary or Morris Early Childhood Center.