Colonial School District's 2024 referendum is successful.

Colonial referendum passes one day after Red Clay’s success

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Colonial School District’s capital and operating referendum has passed, a day after Red Clay’s referendum also passed. With the successful referendum passes, there will be a phased approach to a local tax increase, with a spike of 25 cents per $100 of assessed property value in fiscal year 2025, 10 cents in fiscal year 2026 and five cents in fiscal …

Colonial is looking to upgrade and renovate its athletic facilities, which can be utilized by the community.

Colonial addresses concerns about sports facilities in tax forum

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

How Colonial School District sports will benefit from a $61 million tax referendum was a common theme among questions during Wednesday’s virtual public forum. District officials fielded queries about the effect of the referendum, which would raise average homeowners taxes by about $250 annually. The money will be used to match state funds of $122 million for maintenance and improvements …

Colonial will host at least one more public meeting leading up to its Feb. 29 referendum.

Colonial forum details proposed tax hike, reassessment effect

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A Colonial School District forum Tuesday about a vote to raise school tax revenue by $61 million also served to ease fears about the effects of property reassessments. “Everyone thinks that ‘Oh my god, my house is gone from this and it’s quadrupled, my taxes are going to skyrocket’, and that would be true except we have to reset the …