Cape Henlopen educators, superintendent clash over hybrid model

LEWES — As school districts across the state follow the governor’s guidance to close buildings until the new year, educators in the Cape Henlopen School District raised concerns that the district is moving ahead with hybrid learning. Meanwhile, the superintendent maintains schools should remain open for in-person education. The concerns were laid out during the […]

Cape Henlopen teachers express no confidence in superintendent, board

LEWES — The Cape Henlopen Education Association has taken a vote of no confidence in the district’s superintendent and school board following the decision that schools would open in a hybrid-learning environment. “We have lost confidence in the board of education and our district superintendent’s abilities to ensure that our members and students can return […]

Cape Henlopen student sues district over remote learning

WILMINGTON — A Cape Henlopen High senior is listed as the plaintiff in a federal lawsuit claiming a deficiency in live teacher instruction when only attending school remotely. According to the action filed Monday, the student (identified only as N.G.) is unable to attend school in person due to her mother’s health problems and concerns […]

COVID testing for Delaware teachers begins

As educators gear up for the return to school, they’ll be taking tests themselves — COVID-19 ones, anyway. The state has released 11,000 links to at-home tests for educators across the state as many look toward a Sept. 8 start date. Lake Forest School District — which will start school the day after Labor Day […]

Cape Henlopen schools will open in hybrid format

LEWES — Hours of testimony from teachers and parents preceded the Cape Henlopen school board’s decision to start the school year in a hybrid model, while also opting to bump the student start date out to Sept. 16. The school board voted 5-2, with Jason Bradley and Bill Collick dissenting.  At the school board meeting […]

Commentary: Cape Henlopen School District seeks constructive conversation on equality

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter was sent to Cape Henlopen School District staff, families and community. By Bob Fulton Like many of you, I watched the senseless death of George Floyd two weeks ago and the subsequent frustration and anger boil over into peaceful protests and violence across the country. Events like this are a […]

Cape Henlopen School District to hold operating expense referendum

LEWES — To support increasing enrollment demands, Cape Henlopen School District will head to the polls next month to ask voters to approve a tax hike. The average taxpayer in the county would see a $64 annual increase, said Superintendent Bob Fulton. The polls open March 31 at 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Polling locations […]

Confidence grows with winning streak for Cape Henlopen girls

LEWES — Pat Woods remembers something one of his players said before the season. The first-year Cape Henlopen High girls’ basketball coach was talking to his players about their goals for the year. “One of our returners said, ‘I want to be on a team that expects to win, not just be in the game,’” […]

From the sports editor: Robinson still knows how to lead

DOVER — Dave Robinson had been Bill Collick’s sixth-grade football coach. So when Robinson asked Collick to come meet with him in 2010, the former Delaware State coach knew he needed to be there. At the time, Robinson was the interim superintendent at Cape Henlopen and Collick was retired from coaching. Robinson wanted Collick to […]

DIAA honors Dave Robinson with Lifetime Achievement Award: Former Caesar Rodney, Cape Henlopen superintendent has played major sports role

DOVER — In a lot of ways, Dave Robinson could be the poster boy for the DIAA. A standout football lineman for Lewes High, he went on to become a coach and then a high school administrator. But Robinson always stayed involved in athletics, serving on the board of directors and the football state tournament […]