Indian River School District Referendum Rejected

Feb 6, 2019

Credit Indian River School District Seal

The referendum to expand the Indian River School District campuses has failed.

The tax increase lost by a vote of just over 38-hundred to 31-hundred.

Superintendent Mark Steele told the Wilmington News Journal that he was disappointed in the outcome but respected the voter’s wishes.

The referendum was an effort to deal with a rapidly growing student population.

He told the paper that Sussex Central is so crowded that students must shuffle through the halls “like a group of zombies”.

But the district has not given up and is looking at another referendum this year.