Sussex Tech staff member tests positive for COVID-19, campus to close for deep cleaning

GEORGETOWN — A second staff member at the Sussex Technical School District has tested positive for COVID-19 this week, the district informed the school community Wednesday. Sussex Tech will be closing campus Thursday and Friday for a deep cleaning, out of an abundance of caution, Dan Shortridge, a spokesman for the district, said in a prepared […]

Oil spill cleanup operation extends to Ocean City, Md.

SLAUGHTER BEACH — The oil spill cleanup operation continues Wednesday, as the Maryland Department of the Environment has joined the U.S. Coast Guard and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control in a joint response extending the shoreline from Bowers Beach to Ocean City, Maryland. As crews under the unified command continue to […]

Delaware tweaks school reopening criteria

The metric for reopening schools shifted slightly this week, with the overall goal remaining focused on getting as many students into in-person learning as possible, officials said Tuesday. The state’s criteria for reopening schools is grounded in three data points: the new cases rate per 100,000 people, the average daily hospitalizations and the percentage of […]

Woodbridge High School to close for two weeks after several COVID-19 cases

BRIDGEVILLE — As more students are slated to head back to school statewide, Woodbridge High School will be entering a 14-day quarantine period with in-person classes suspended during that time, officials announced in a letter Friday. The district intends to reopen the high school Nov. 9. In a letter posted to their website, the district […]

More Lake Forest students to return to school in November

FELTON — The rest of the Lake Forest School District students are anticipated to head back to school in November under a hybrid model. The district began “phase two” of its hybrid instruction Monday, bringing back students in grades pre-K, kindergarten, one, two, six and nine. Those students joined those who have been back since […]

Capital school board OKs hybrid learning for November

DOVER — After hours of discussion, Capital School District students will be headed back to school in a hybrid model in November, its board decided early Wednesday morning. The board voted 3-2, with board members John Martin and Dr. Chanda Jackson-Short dissenting, to approve the hybrid model that district officials presented at the board meeting. […]

Capital will pursue state support for middle school damaged in tropical storm

DOVER — After William Henry Middle School faced significant damage by Tropical Storm Isaias in August, the Capital School District will pursue getting financial support from the state for the building. The school board voted 4-0, with Chanda Jackson-Short absent, to pursue funding opportunities through the state Tuesday night. In the interim, when the district […]

Seaford School District principal receives national school leadership award

SEAFORD — When Carol Leveillee came to Frederick Douglass Elementary School, she had wanted a challenge and something different. Six years later, she is one of 10 national recipients of the 2020 Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership, and principal of a newly-named National Blue Ribbon School. “I feel like I’m pretty lucky […]

Up to $136 million will support statewide programs addressing COVID-19 impacts

NEW CASTLE  – Up to $136 million from the New Castle County’s federal CARES Act allocation will support six state-wide programs targeting unemployment insurance, childcare, coronavirus testing and more, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer announced this week.  This funding will supplement the $927 million of CARES Act funding the state received directly from the […]

Lawsuit settlement will increase funding for education equity

WILMINGTON — More support — and funding — will target low-income students, those with disabilities and students who are English learners after a lawsuit against the state was settled Monday. The lawsuit, filed in 2018 by Delawareans for Educational Opportunity and the NAACP of Delaware, claimed that the state had for many years been aware […]