Colonial School District Referendum Fails

ref-failsThe unofficial Colonial School District Referendum election results indicate that the referendum was defeated in Tuesday’s vote. (See results below)

The first part of the two-part referendum would have raised $10.9 million in additional taxes from district residents annually.

The second part would have given the district the authority to issue $4.7 million in bonds for school upgrades.

For authority to levy additional tax

Building For additional tax Against additional tax
Carrie Downie Elementary School 142 126
Carvel State Office Building 7 6
Castle Hills Elementary School 146 242
Delaware City Library 36 120
Eisenberg Elementary School 136 194
Howard Weston Senior Center 52 146
Kingswood Community Center 14 2
McCullough Middle School 76 82
New Castle Senior Center 161 234
Pleasantville Elementary School 213 265
Southern Elementary School 187 282
Wilbur Elementary School 360 651
William Penn High School 391 401
Wilmington Manor Elementary School 136 189
Absentee 10 21
Total 2,067 2,961

For authority to issue bonds

Building For the bond issue Against the bond issue
Carrie Downie Elementary School 148 119
Carvel State Office Building1 8 5
Castle Hills Elementary School 155 215
Delaware City Library 38 116
Eisenberg Elementary School 143 180
Howard Weston Senior Center 51 142
Kingswood Community Center 14 2
McCullough Middle School 80 71
New Castle Senior Center 167 220
Pleasantville Elementary School 231 236
Southern Elementary School 201 260
Wilbur Elementary School 383 625
William Penn High School 424 352
Wilmington Manor Elementary School 140 170
Absentee 10 20
Total 2,193 2,733

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