DelDOT to hold ‘car parade’ for Project SEARCH graduates

DOVER – The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) will be holding a “car parade” that will run past all 10 of the department’s Project SEARCH graduate’s homes Friday to celebrate their completion of the program. Secretary of Transportation Jennifer Cohan, DelDOT employees and Caesar Rodney School District/Project SEARCH coordinators will be participating in the parade, […]

Cape, Milford High School scholars recognized

Every year since 1984, the state has named Secretary of Education Scholars — seniors who show strong work ethic and are dedicated to their studies, while also showing accomplishments outside the classroom. Students are chosen by their principals for their academic records and community service. While the annual banquet to honor the scholars was canceled, […]

IRSD kindergarten registration online

SELBYVILLE – Kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year in the Indian River School District is now being conducted electronically.Registration documents can be found online at https://www.irsd.net/parents___students/registration or by clicking on the blue Registration button on the district homepage at irsd.net. Documents can be filled out and submitted electronically to each school. Parents will receive […]

Caesar Rodney School District starts hotline

CAMDEN – The Caesar Rodney School District is launching an instructional support hotline today that will be available for parents who would like support in helping their child with ELA, math, science and social studies content. Staff will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The number to call is […]

Order modifies requirements for shortened school year

WILMINGTON – Gov. John Carney on Sunday signed the 16th modification to his State of Emergency declaration, suspending end-of-year evaluations for educators, professional development requirements and assessments due to the suspension of the school year caused by COVID-19. The latest modification assures that Delaware’s students and educators will not be punished for the shortened school […]

DSU audit finds issues with state purchasing cards use

DOVER — An audit of Delaware State University’s use of state purchasing cards in fiscal year 2018 found erroneous reporting of transactions, missing documentation and card usage by those who weren’t full-time DSU employees, the state auditor released this week. The audit of higher education procurement cards — conducted by Auditor Kathy McGuiness’ office following […]

Capital outlines plans for grading students in remote learning

DOVER — Since schools were temporarily closed in mid-March and then later entirely turned to remote learning, districts have been playing a game of adaptation. Capital School District discussed its plan for grading during remote learning at Wednesday’s school board meeting, based on recommendations from a committee of about 25 people that included teachers, academic […]

Big plans: Dover middle schools seek city approval, hope to break ground this fall

DOVER — If everything continues to move along smoothly for the Capital School District and the city of Dover Planning Department for a pair of two new middle schools, construction could be ready to begin on the site of the old Dover High School off Pat Lynn Drive this fall. Capital School District Superintendent Dan […]

Parents, community get creative to celebrate graduates

As the end of the school year changes drastically for many seniors, the community is taking traditions into their own hands. Many districts have announced plans to make sure seniors are still getting the memories their predecessors had. The plans have been as varied as the districts themselves — rescheduling award ceremonies to be online, […]

Delaware high schools still grappling with commencement dilemmas

As a member of a family that has had several members graduate from the school through the years, Caesar Rodney High principal Sherry Kijowski knows there is significance in walking across the stage and accepting a diploma in Rider Stadium. “I have received lots of correspondence from current seniors and parents about wanting to make […]