Indian River School District referendum approved by landslide

SELBYVILLE — The third time was the charm. Indian River School District officials were in a celebratory mood Thursday night following overwhelming approval of a major capital referendum that clears the way for a new Sussex Central High School and repurposing of two other buildings — vital officials say in addressing enrollment growth and overwhelming […]

Scholarships offered to IR students and alumni

DAGSBORO – Indian River High School Alumni Association continues to show its IR PRIDE mantra with scholarship offers to current college students and high school seniors. Both applications are due by Monday, March 9. The 2020 IR Pride Scholarship will award $1,000 to graduating IRHS seniors. This prize celebrates school spirit, not just academics, athletics […]

Commentary: Time to get off the referendum merry go round

By Dave Rhodes Here we are again for round three of the Indian River School District Referendum. It failed twice in 2019 and now we are faced with it again in 2020. District residents pay state income taxes, local county taxes and now we are asked to pay a local tax for school issues. Three […]

Commentary: Passage of Indian River referendum ‘absolutely critical’

By Mark Steele The Indian River School District is holding a major capital referendum on Thursday, Feb. 13. Passage of this referendum is absolutely critical to the future of our district. Overcrowding in the northern end of the district is reaching a crisis stage and the construction plan being put before voters is the most […]

March 7 BINGO supports music, band, performing arts at Indian River

MILLVILLE — Fun in fundraising with a musical connection at Indian River High School is set to take center-stage Saturday, March 7 at the Millville Volunteer Fire Hall. That night, the Indian River Band Boosters will hold their 12th annual Band Booster BINGO, with hopes of continuing success realized in 2019. “Last year was such […]

Pitch for new $50M Wilmington school strikes a nerve in Indian River School District

DAGSBORO — Gov. John Carney’s pitch for $50 million in state funding to build a new public school in Wilmington struck a nerve with Mark Steele. The superintendent of the Indian River District School, which on Feb. 13 will hold a third major capital referendum to address overcrowding from continuous enrollment growth, shared his feelings […]

IRSD hosting public meetings to highlight major cap referendum

SELBYVILLE — Indian River School District is hitting the campaign trail with a series of public meetings in the coming weeks highlighting the district’s major capital improvement referendum set for Thursday, Feb. 13. The district is seeking funding for a new 2,200-student high school that will replace the existing Sussex Central High School, which is […]

Indian River to host major capital improvement referendum

SELBYVILLE — The Indian River School District will host a major capital improvement referendum on Thursday, Feb. 13. The referendum will seek funding for the construction of a new Sussex Central High School. With voter approval, the referendum will result in a maximum possible tax increase of $63.24 for the average district property owner. This […]

Indian River board seeks more time, data on Millsboro SRO proposal

MILLSBORO — Anticipated annexation of East Millsboro Elementary School into the town of Millsboro has spurred discussion of a potential partnership to staff a school resource officer. Millsboro Police Chief Brian Calloway proposed the partnership between the town and the Indian River School District at the Dec. 16 board of education meeting. While school board […]

Indian River mulls options to address enrollment growth

DAGSBORO – Amid increasing enrollment growth and associated growing pains, Indian River School District Superintendent Mark Steele says the district is at a pivotal crossroad. With fingers crossed for public approval of a third major capital improvement referendum try set for February 2020, Mr. Steele says the district has three options. One: pass the referendum […]