When politicians come begging for more of your money and try to pin it on helping the children, it’s important to know and remember their history.
In 2008, the Cape Henlopen School District went to referendum to transfer a tax rate from construction to operations, as well as spend $1.6 Million to buy a second turf field.
They had recently voted to tear down a functional, 30-year-old school and the latest tax increase was “collecting too much in taxes to pay for the new school,” according to then-Superintendent George Stone.
So they wanted to play a shell game with your money:
Move the construction money they didn’t need to collect over to their operations budget, so they could splurge on more things we didn’t need.
Then they wanted to add insult to injury by spending money on an unnecessary second turf field that would double their maintenance costs.
Both items were soundly defeated in that 2008 referendum.
But did that stop the Cape Henlopen School Board?
Not a chance.
In 2010, they took a vote to buy the second turf field.
That’s right, they waited until no one was paying attention and cast a unilateral vote against the will of the people two years prior.
It was a 5 to 1 vote on March 11, 2010.
Sara Wilkinson made the motion to buy the turf. Only one board member voted against this outrageous betrayal.
Here are the names of the school board members who betrayed the sacred trust with their constituents’ money in 2010:
Spencer E. Brittingham
Andrew W. Lewis
Esthelda Parker Selby
Sara D. Wilkinson
Gary D. Wray
Three of these school board members (Brittingham, Lewis and Wilkinson) are still serving.
Then they signed a Memoranda of Understanding to implement the expensive and federal Common Core curricula takeover without even knowing what it was.
All for money.
And now they want even more money.
The Cape Henlopen School District referendum is Wednesday, April 2nd.
Encourage all of your friends in the areas of Dewey Beach, Ellendale, Harbeson, Lewes, Lincoln, Milton, and Rehoboth to go to the polls on Wednesday and VOTE NO on both referendum items.
First State Liberty PAC
P.S. The Cape Henlopen School District has a nasty habit of spending millions of dollars on things their constituents have said NO to.
We need everyone statewide to reach out to their friends in the areas of Dewey Beach, Ellendale, Harbeson, Lewes, Lincoln, Milton, and Rehoboth Beach.
Tell them to get to the polls on Wednesday between 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM and VOTE NO.
Cape Henlopen High School
1250 Kings Hwy
Lewes, DE 19958
Mariner Middle School
16391 Harbeson Rd
Milton, DE 19968
Rehoboth Elementary School
500 Stockley St Ext
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
All citizens of the State of Delaware who reside in the Cape Henlopen School District and who are 18 years of age or older (by federal law) are eligible to vote.
It is not necessary that a prospective voter be registered to vote in a general election to vote in this election.
Proof of identity and residence is required.
Please VOTE THIS WEDNESDAY, April 2nd at between 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM and VOTE NO on this tax hike referendum.