Purposity app connects community to Capital School District students in need

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DOVER — Though a student may only be in class for part of their day, it’s important to meet the needs of the whole child, said Rod Fesel, McKinney-Vento/truancy liaison for Capital School District. “If you want to maximize the child’s education, you want the child to truly be able to learn at their best […]

Audit finds numerous issues with Capital School District’s maintenance

DOVER — An audit of the Capital School District released this week found funds were spent on unnecessary and unapproved items, district vehicles were used and stored improperly and overtime was not distributed among all employees. Conducted by Auditor Kathy McGuiness’ office after receiving multiple tips, the findings center on transactions between July 1, 2018, […]

Capital School District names Teachers of the Year

On Tuesday, May 7, Capital School District held a banquet at the Duncan Center in Dover to honor the 2019-2020 Teachers of the Year. That evening, Erica Richard from East Dover Elementary was named the 2019-2020 Capital District Teacher of the Year.

Date set in murder trial of former Capital district custodian

DOVER — A 54-year-old man’s murder trial regarding a shooting death at Towne Point Elementary School last year is scheduled for May 28. Rodney West, of Dover, was a Capital School District custodian when approached by 39-year-old Derrick Combs as he left work just before 10 p.m. on Aug. 28, 2018, police said; Mr. Combs […]

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 […]

Speak Out: Capital referendum passes

Three phases of a nearly $115.67 million referendum was approved by residents in the Capital School District on Tuesday night. • So proud that the residents of the CSD embraced the vision. The students of the CSD deserve the benefits from this referendum. — Andi Russo • More tax increases to come in the Sanctuary […]

Work starts upon passage of Capital referendum

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DOVER — The Capital School District succeeded in passing a $115-plus million referendum Tuesday. Now what? The district is currently developing programming for two new middle schools, the first step for creating a design plan. Within two weeks or less, Capital will publicly post a request for proposal seeking applications for an architect and program […]

Letter to the Editor: Arts in Capital is not the point

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The point of the “Arts Growing in Capital” letter was irrelevant and not completely true. The fact of the matter is that Capital School District cannot continue with the current budget. The operating budget has not been increased in 13 years. Capital cannot support the arts, STEM, or even core classes without increasing our budget. […]

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 […]

Letter to the Editor: Arts growing in Capital School District

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Capital School District residents indeed need to know certain facts about the Arts here in the Capital. As the Visual Arts teacher at Central Middle School, I want to share with the community how the arts here in Capital School District remain important and how we have expanded our programs to provide our students a […]

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