Indian River School District Referendum for New High School

Jan 14, 2020

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The Indian River School District is looking at referendum seeking money for the construction of a new Sussex Central High School.

If passed by the voters it would raise the average property tax with a maximum increase of $63.71.

WBOC reports that Superintendent Mark Steel says that the overcrowding at the northern end of the district has reached a crisis stage.

The new facility would accommodate 22-hundred students with nearly 310-thousand square feet.

And it would be built next to the existing high school on existing district property.

Meanwhile, the Millsboro Middle School would move into the current Sussex Central High school facility.

That would allow the current Millsboro facility to be converted into an additional elementary school.