Carney proposes more funding for needy students

DOVER — Gov. John Carney announced plans Tuesday to provide $60 million worth of additional funding for students who live in poverty or are non-native English speakers. Referred to by one prominent education advocate as a landmark proclamation, the initiative comes as the state is facing a lawsuit alleging its system of funding schools is […]

Richard Allen Coalition Gala puts focus on ‘a proud legacy, a promising future’

GEORGETOWN — Major fundraising aimed at restoring, preserving and functionalizing a pivotal piece of Georgetown’s history takes center-stage Saturday, Feb. 2, with the fourth edition of the Richard Allen Coalition Gala. The CHEER Community Center on Sand Hill Road is the venue for the “A Proud Legacy … A Promising Future” event which this year […]

Downstate schools prepared to open late on Monday

This weekend’s winter storm has several downstate school districts prepared to open two hours late on Monday morning. Schools in the Capital, Caesar Rodney, Cape Henlopen, Indian River, Lake Forest, Laurel, Milford, Polytech, Seaford, Smyrna, Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences, Sussex Tech and Woodbridge school districts have announced they will open two hours late. […]

Science night to be held at MCA

The community is invited to join the Milford Central Academy for a free night of activities and – science – Friday, Jan. 18. Walk through a gymnasium size planetarium, try on a NASA space suit and see demonstrations from Delaware state parks, geologists and marine biologists. Science students and teachers from grades 6-12 will also be demonstrating lab […]

Indian River school board wrestles over parapro pay

GEORGETOWN — It’s back to the bargaining table for the Indian River School District and the district’s paraprofessionals. Several weeks after the current paraprofessional contract status was voiced before IRSD board of education, school board president Charles Bireley announced last week that negotiations are slated to resume later this month. “We are going to be […]

Holy Cross School to host series of open houses

DOVER — Holy Cross School will be hosting a series of open houses. • Family Open House – Sunday, Jan. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For those wishing to enroll in all grades for the 2019 – 2020 school year: Prospective students and their families are invited to meet teachers and students. Tours […]

Downstate school districts push need for more space

DOVER — Major capital improvement referendums loom in the coming months in two downstate public school districts, proposals geared mainly toward addressing space needs spurred by increased enrollment. Indian River School District officials have mapped out the public campaign they said they hope will land voter approval in a major capital improvement/current expense referendum slated […]

Sussex Tech Honor Roll

Sussex Technical High School students were recently named to the honor roll for the first marking period for the 2018-19 academic year. The 555 students recognized at the school’s honor roll breakfast event, listed by hometown, are: •Bethany Beach, sophomore Evan Davis. •Bethel, freshmen Jennifer Galaska and Victoria LeCates. •Blades, junior Jose Ibarra-Vazquez. •Bridgeville, freshmen […]

Woodbridge announces Mary Bailey Scholarship application process

BRIDGEVILLE – The Woodbridge School District has unveiled the annual application process for the Mary H. Bailey Educational Trust Fund Scholarship. Eligible applicants are students who have graduated from Woodbridge High School, beginning with the class of 1996 who have applied within five years of graduation, and that eligibility shall expire at the sooner of […]

Indian River School District seeking closure of outdated class accounts

SUSSEX COUNTY – Indian River School District wants to tie up some loose financial ends. The district’s finance office is seeking the closure of outdated accounts for several graduating classes from Indian River and Sussex Central high schools. Funding for these classes is currently held in district accounts and must be transferred to an external […]