UPDATED – Cape Henlopen School District residents have approved spending $21.3-million to address growth and capacity issues in the district. The State of Delaware will fund over $34-million for the proposed high school expansion for additional classrooms, offices, Sussex Consortium classrooms and cafeteria space and a new 600 student middle school to be located on current District-owned property in Lewes property. The referendum also includes an increase in current expense taxes to address operating expenses associated with opening an additional middle school building. For the average household in the District, this will cost about $11.55 per year starting July 1, 2019 and an additional $34.65 per year starting July 1, 2022.
The Cape Henlopen School District holds a referendum on Tuesday to address the enrollment and capacity issues that the District has experienced over the past few years. The State of Delaware will put $34,197,700 if the District is able to raise the needed $21,381,200 through Tuesday’s referendum. The polls will be open from 10am till 8pm at Cape Henlopen High School, Mariner Middle School and Rehoboth Elementary School. District residents who are US Citizens at least 18 years of age are eligible to vote