Contested school board races loom in 4 Sussex districts

SUSSEX COUNTY — Contested races loom in four of six Sussex County public school districts in the 2019 school board elections. Tuesday, May 14 voters go to the polls to decide three of four contested board of education seats in the Indian River School District, three expiring terms in Cape Henlopen and one seat each […]

Eight school board candidates vie for Kent seats

Editor’s Note: Questionnaires for Sussex County school board candidates will appear in Saturday’s Delaware State News. DOVER — Even though this school year might be winding down, there are several candidates interested in helping lead school districts throughout Kent County in the future with positions on board of educations up for grabs. School board voting […]

Selbyville Middle School seventh-grader selected for National Geography Bee

SELBYVILLE – Ian Lewis of Selbyville Middle School has been selected to attend the National Geographic Geography Bee in Washington D.C. on May 20-23. Ian, a seventh-grader, won the Selbyville Middle School Geography Bee in February. Winning his school competition enabled Ian to compete with 87 other school winners throughout Delaware. The Delaware State National […]

Mispillion Elementary’s Sue Smith is Delaware School Nurse of the Year

Mispillion Elementary School Nurse Sue Smith’s office was flooded with high emotions Tuesday afternoon. But this time, she wasn’t prepared for the reason behind the tears. After a slew of school leaders and fellow nurses paraded in with hugs, balloons and flowers, President of the Delaware School Nurse Association Chriss Zimmerman handed Ms. Smith a […]

Second IR schools referendum fails by 65 votes

SELBYVILLE — More than 9,000 voters in the Indian River School District spoke at the polls Tuesday. The message sent by the voting majority — by a 65-vote margin — was rejection of a second major capital improvement referendum this year that called for a local debt service tax increase. The tax would have supported […]

Delaware State University commencement set for Saturday

DOVER — Delaware State University will hold its 134th Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday at Alumni Stadium on campus, where the keynote speaker will be U.S. Rep. Alma S. Adams. Presided over by University President Wilma Mishoe, more than 650 graduates will receive their diplomas. Also planning to attend are Delaware Gov. John Carney, […]

A-1 Auto Transport scholarships available

DOVER — A-1 Auto Transport has made their scholarships available to qualified students in Dover, Downstate and all of Delaware. To be considered eligible, students must be enrolled in an accredited college, trade school, post-secondary school, or university and steadily carry a GPA of 3.0 or more. Students must write an essay of 1,000 words […]

Instructional music teacher Indian River’s Teacher of the Year pick

GEORGETOWN — Please excuse Arthur Henry for not having an acceptance speech prepared. Millsboro Middle School’s instructional music teacher honestly thought he’d be applauding another of the 16 nominees for Indian River School District’s 2019-20 Teacher of the Year, and not be the center of attention and applause. “As a band teacher, I honestly didn’t […]

Democrats’ bill would allow school tax hikes without voters’ approval

DOVER (AP) — Democratic lawmakers have again introduced legislation allowing school districts in Delaware to raise taxes without local voter approval. A bill introduced Thursday says that, beginning in July 2020, a school board could increase the rate or amount of its district operating tax by at least 2% every year, indefinitely, without holding a […]

Indian River District to host public referendum meeting

LONG NECK — The Indian River School District has added an additional public meeting to highlight the major capital improvement referendum scheduled for Tuesday, May 7. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Long Neck Elementary School. District officials will give a presentation outlining the referendum initiatives. The public […]