Superintendent Mark Steele Talks about Indian River School District Referendum #3


The Indian River School District will ask district voters to approve a capital expense referendum on February 13th that will provide funding to build a new Sussex Central High School.  This is the district’s third attempt to pass a referendum – and they are asking for just the one building, which Superintendent Mark Steele says will help the overcrowding issue in the northern part of the district for the next 10 years.  If approved, the new school will be built on district-owned land next to the existing Sussex Central High School. 

District officials have planned for public meetings to discuss the referendum with residents –

Wednesday, January 22 – Sussex Central High School, 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 29 – Indian River High School, 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 29 – Sussex Central High School, 9:00 a.m. (Special session for senior citizens)

Monday, February 3 – Lord Baltimore Elementary School, 7:00 p.m.

However Steele says that they will speak with smaller groups about the referendum vote as well. 

Find out more about the referendum at