The Indian River School District will host two public meetings for senior citizens in January.

The purpose of the meetings is to explain the district’s upcoming referendum and to highlight the various tax assistance programs available to seniors.

Meetings are set for 10 a.m. Jan. 23 at Indian River High School, 29772 Armory Road, Dagsboro; and 10 a.m. Jan. 24 at Sussex Central High School, 26026 Patriots Way, Georgetown.

The meetings will be held in the school’s auditoriums. District officials will give a presentation outlining the referendum initiatives and will explain the state and county property tax relief programs available to senior citizens. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to ask questions.

The major capital improvement and current expense referendum is scheduled for Feb. 5. The initiative will seek funding for the construction of a new Sussex Central High School, an eight-classroom addition at Indian River High School and a four-classroom addition at Selbyville Middle School. Residents will also be asked to approve funding for staff, curriculum, supplies, transportation and utility expenses for a high school and elementary school.

For more, call 436-1079 or visit