Man, taxpayers are getting it this year. Like Appoquinimink, Red Clay citizens are going to get another hit this year as their tax rate leaps up 2 cents to $2.174 per $100 of assessed value. But if you look at the below pictures, it shows a bigger increase. That is because their last referendum had different amounts that would change in the tax rate for the next couple years. But unlike Appo, there tuition tax leapt up .02 cents as opposed to .06 cents. Red Clay has a ton more students with disabilities, and yet their needs-based special education funding only went up $250,000 as opposed to Appo’s needed $815,000 for “increased special education cost”. So Appo still has some explaining to do (I am working on a follow-up article to explain this anomaly).