Delaware lawmakers are considering a new system to allow school districts and counties to secure unpaid property taxes from a person's income tax refund.
WBOC-TV reports unpaid property taxes cost Delaware schools millions of dollars.
Lawmakers say Indian River School District is owed $2.9 million in unpaid taxes. Capital School District in Dover is missing about $2 million in property taxes from the past three years. Laurel School District is owed $700,000.
School districts say they need all the funding they are owed as other sources of funding are cut.
A tax intercept system is already used to retrieve funding for debts such as child support.
A bill could see a vote in the state House of Representatives next week. Last year, a similar bill stalled in the Senate.