Indian River School District Facing Major Uptick in Enrollment

Apr 10, 2018

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This week the Indian River Board of Education is set to grapple with an expected explosion in student enrollment as they look over major capital improvements in the district.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the district says Sussex Central High School is expected to see an increase in student population from around 16-hundred to over 2-thousand by 2024.

In all 11 schools are expected to be over capacity in the next school year.

That includes six elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools.

Eventually, the district would be required to hold a tax referendum on the building costs with the district picking up 40 percent of the tab that would be paid off over a 20 year period.