Voters turn out for third IRSD referendum

SELBYVILLE, Del. – While the rain seemed to linger Thursday, it didn’t stop residents in Delaware from coming out to vote for the Indian River School District’s third referendum. School officials are hoping the third times the charm this go around as they look to secure funding to build a new high school. A move that they say would help address continuous overcrowding issues throughout the school district. Right now school officials are doing everything they can to address this issue including spending thousands of dollars on portable classrooms. But they say they need to pass this referendum in order to create a more stable solution for their students.

“We have three grandkids so you need room in the population is growing so it’s just the way it is and it’s not that much money,” said one voter Charles Knighton.

“According to the online information it was about 63% increase but it’s phased in over three years. That’s really not a lot for an individual taxpayer to pay for the benefits that would result,” said another voter Richard Wilson.

Of course, 47ABC will have those final results for you tonight, so make sure you tune in to 47 ABC at 10 on The CW and 11 on ABC for the very latest.



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