Cape Henlopen School District is holding a referendum to raise $21 million to expand its high school and build a new middle school. Officials say school district enrollment has grown over 130% in the past 16 years, and they anticipate similar growth rates through 2038.
The addition to the high school and new middle school estimated to be a $55.5 million dollar project; the state has offered to split the cost 60/40 with the district. In an announcement officials emphasizing Cape Henlopen was the only school district to get a capital funding request approved from the state this year, and similar requests from other school districts were denied. The referendum will be held March 20th.