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    In 2011 and 2013, Resource and Development Committees identified the needs of the
    District and made recommendations to expand our schools as well as increasing our operating budget.  
    Those recommendations were based on increased enrollment forecasts that have
    proven to be accurate.  The time for action is now.

    Over the last four years by managing grants and Federal funds the district has been able to maintain programs and staff.

    With the loss of Federal funds and the reduction of state funds, the district has needed
    to use local funds which have not been increased since 2002.

    The following table shows the Per Pupil Tax Rate collected by every District in the State and Caesar Rodney’s $604 is the lowest in the State.

     

    District

    FY 15 CE Rate

    FY15 CE Revenue

    FY13 Enrollment

    Per Pupil Comparison

    Cape Henlopen

    1.6280

    18,406,214

    4,930

    3,734

    Brandywine

    1.0910

    37,440,229

    10,852

    3,450

    Christina

    0.9520

    52,471,124

    16,807

    3,122

    Red Clay

    0.9580

    50,224,411

    16,297

    3,082

    Indian River

    1.8600

    26,717,326

    9,147

    2,921

    Colonial

    0.7380

    20,908,668

    9,941

    2,103

    Appo

    0.9490

    18,856,733

    9,618

    1,961

    Milford
    ***

    1.8830

    7,633,772

    4,195

    1,820

    Capital

    0.8800

    11,170,742

    6,344

    1,761

    Smyrna *

    0.9661

    6,994,435

    5,173

    1,352

    Seaford

    2.0200

    4,149,079

    3,456

    1,201

    Lake Forest

    0.9508

    4,579,713

    3,887

    1,178

    Woodbridge *

    1.4980

    2,291,172

    2,258

    1,015

    Laurel

    1.5000

    1,778,790

    2,080

    855

    Delmar

    1.8710

    919,520

    1,334

    689

    Caesar Rodney

    0.5400

    4,641,156

    7,678

    604

     

     

     

     

     

    With the passage of the referendum,
    CRSD will collect $974/student in year 1
    (only exceeding Laurel & Delmar)
    and
    $1,063/student in year 5
    (only exceeding Woodbridge, Laurel and Delmar)

     

    * Milford, Smyrna and Woodbridge School Districts cross counties

    Current Expense (CE) Rate is the weighted average

     

    ** Milford Current Expense Tax Rate Updated for FY17