Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Referendum?
In Delaware, a referendum allows residents of a school district, through a ballot process, to vote to approve or reject changes to the operating expense tax and debt service tax. ... more
Why do our schools need additional capital funding?
The capital fund is used for building maintenance repairs, renovations and construction projects ... more
Why do our schools need additional operating funds?
We need to continue to maintain and attract quality instructional staff - one of our greatest resources. ... more
When was our last successful capital referendum? 2007
The last successful capital referendum was in 2007.
When was our last successful operating referendum?
The last successful operating referendum was in 2016.
Do we really need to pass both Referendums?
Yes. Passing just one referendum will not provide enough revenue in coming years to keep students on track. Both are needed!
What cost saving measures has the district undertaken to help it work with limited funds?
Over the last 3 years Christina has reduced spending by more than $5M reduced staffing by 121 employees. ... more
Why should I vote for a referendum if I do not have a child in the district?
Taxes collected follow students in ALL public schools, including students who attend charter and choice schools. ... more
I do not have children, why should I vote?
Quality schools benefit everyone. They increase property values and help to keep communities safe ... more