Colonial School District referendum goes to voters
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - June 4, 2013 (WPVI) -- Colonial School District voters are set to weigh in on a measure that aims to raise $9.6 million for the district.
Voters will decide Tuesday whether to raise property taxes after the district's first attempt at a tax increase failed in February. The measure is meant to fill in for declines in federal and state funding.
Colonial School District Superintendent Dorothy Linn says this time administrators have made an effort to explain the district's position.
The proposed tax hike is 35 cents per 100 dollars of assessed property value and would increase taxes by almost $200 for the average home. Even if the referendum passes, there will be cuts and layoffs. But if it fails, district officials warn those cuts and layoffs will be more drastic.
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