Mark Steel

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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.