Indian River School District Takes Hit Under Carney Budget

Mar 28, 2017

Credit Don Rush

The Indian River School District Superintendent Mark Steele says his students will get “slammed” under the state budget proposed by Governor John Carney.

He told the Wilmington News Journal that what would hurt the school system most is the decision to cut $22 million in the Education Sustainment budget.

Carney’s budget has also slashed $15 million from the school operating budgets.

For the district the cuts would amount to $1.7 million for the fiscal year of 2018.

This follows a vote by residents to for a $7.3 million increase in taxes that will provide funding for such things as student safety and textbooks.