VIDEO: Brandywine School District referendum passes
Voters in the Brandywine School District have approved an operating referendum that will increase the average homeowner's property tax bill by about $188 a year.
WDEL's Mark Fowser reports.
More than 9.000 residents went to the polls for Wednesday's vote.
The measure passed by fewer than 700 votes.
Brandywine Schools Superintendent Doctor Mark Holodick says it took a lot of convincing to get property owners to go along.
The $9-million increase in the annual operating budget will pay for educational programs, building and facility maintenance, and some money also goes into reserves.
Holodick says with the approved referendum, Brandywine can hold the line on taxes for at least four years.
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