Sussex Tech continues to push for new school
GEORGETOWN, Del. – The Sussex Tech School District says the state did not approve the replacement of the school this year but they’re not giving up.
School officials tell 47 ABC they found out a few days ago the Department of Education did not pass the district’s certificate of necessity. That certificate is the first step in getting state support and funding for the project, which is estimated to cost about $150.5 million. The department reportedly ran out of money because other schools had a higher priority. However, the district’s superintendent plans to push forward.
“It is a valid project. We have significant concerns about our facility and justified the need for a replacement school. In the interim we are going to rely on minor cap money to keep the school going and make all the repairs that we can,” says Stephen Guthrie, the superintendent for the Sussex Tech School District.
Guthrie says they will likely resubmit their certificate next year but that deadline isn’t until August 31st. Until then, officials say they will have to make things work with the money they currently have.