Meeting on Capital Referendum Thursday night at Modern Maturity Center

DOVER — The upcoming Capital School District Referendum will be discussed at an event being run by the Bicentennial Village Civic Association and The Meadows Homeowners Association at the Modern Maturity Center’s Palmer Room tonight from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

The discussion will center on what it will cost taxpayers within the Capital School District to build two new middle schools at the site of the old Dover High School off Pat Lynn Drive, as well as other improvements throughout the district.

Capital School District Superintendent Dan Shelton will be on hand to answer questions from the audience. The community is invited to attend the event.

Mr. Shelton said he will address three questions which will be up for approval — adding two new interconnected middle schools on Patrick Lynn Drive, adding necessary enhancements and adding operating revenue.

With the state picking up $64 million of the total cost, the building renovations/changes would translate into less than $3 a month for taxpayers, and for the revenue increase, less than $4 monthly, according to Capital School District officials.

Voting on the Capital School District Referendum will take place on April 9 from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. at: William Henry Middle School (65 Carver Road in Dover), Hartly Elementary School (2617 Arthursville Road in Hartly), South Dover Elementary School (955 South State in Dover) and Towne Point Elementary School (629 Buckson Drive in Dover).

In order to vote, a person must live in the Capital School District, be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years old and able to show proof of identification at the polling place (a driver’s license, State of Delaware I.D. card or a bill addressed to a person’s current residence, such as a credit card or utility bill.)

A voter does not need to own their own home or be a registered voter. Those unable to go to the polls may request and absentee ballot.

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