Capital School District voters approve $115 million expansion plan

DOVER — Three phases of a nearly $115.67 million construction plan were approved by voters in the Capital School District on Tuesday, according to results posted by the Department of Elections. The “Straight A’s for Capital Students” campaign asked voters to approve adding and enhancing two middle schools, shifting Central Middle School into an elementary […]

Three-phase Capital referendum up for vote on Tuesday

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DOVER — A Capital School District referendum vote is scheduled for Tuesday, with a three-phase plan totaling nearly $115.67 million up for consideration. The proposal billed as “Straight As for Capital Students” involves adding and enhancing two new middle schools, transitioning existing Central Middle School into an elementary school and adding operating revenue. The two […]

Indian River to hold public referendum meetings

SELBYVILLE — The Indian River School District will host two public meetings and a Facebook Live session in the coming weeks to highlight the major capital improvement referendum scheduled for Tuesday, May 7. The referendum will seek funding for the construction of a new Sussex Central High School, an eight-classroom addition at Indian River High […]

Capital School District celebrates 100th years

DOVER — The weather was glorious, the excitement and community pride shone through. The Capital School District’s 100th anniversary celebration had everyone smiling, young, old and middle age. Dozens of folks arrived for the 10 a.m. opening and many more were likely. While directing folks to events inside William Henry Middle School, Gina Paskins reflected […]

Middle schoolers race solar-powered cars to the future

HARRINGTON — Drag racing legend John Force doesn’t have anything on the dozens and dozens of middle school-aged students that participated in the 2019 Junior Solar Sprint model car competition at the Delaware State Fairgrounds on Thursday. After all, Mr. Force and other NHRA drag racers can burn up to 15 gallons of nitromethane fuel […]

Indian River district seeking closure of outdated accounts

SELBYVILLE – The Indian River School District finance office is still seeking the closure of 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 account at a financial institution. All funds not liquidated by […]

Delaware Math League competitions set for next week

DOVER — The Delaware Secondary School Mathematics League is completing its 42nd year of operation. The purpose of the Delaware Secondary School Mathematics League is to cultivate interest in mathematics through team competition. This year there were 335 teams registered with 1,840 students participating across the state. These students represent 61 middle schools and 46 […]

Last school day for IRSD students moved to June 6

DAGSBORO – The Indian River School District board of education at its regular meeting on March 25 approved a series of changes to the 2018-19 school district calendar. The last day of school for students in grades 1-11 will now be Thursday, June 6, whole for preschool and kindergarten students the last day will be […]

IRSD making plans for modular classrooms at three schools

DAGSBORO — With fingers crossed for referendum success May 7, Indian River School District officials are eyeing modular classroom units at three school sites as temporary relief for major overcrowding. IRSD’s board of education March 25 voted 9-0 to pursue six portable units equating to a dozen classrooms — eight at Sussex Central High School, […]

Indian River schedules kindergarten registration

SELBYVILLE — Indian River School District parents are encouraged to register their children for kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. Registration is for children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2019. Parents can register their child by presenting an original birth certificate, proof of immunization, proof of residency and the […]