Capital teachers conduct ‘ride and wave’ for students

DOVER — The face of school is changing in the landscape of COVID-19. On Sunday, Gov. John Carney announced a stay-at-home order that will go into effect today at 8 a.m. through May 15, or until the crisis has subsided. “I think that this was unexpected. Because schools shut down really fast, for us in […]

William Henry alumni relieved that school name will remain

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DOVER — With the approval of two new middle school designs for Capital School District, a long-range facilities plan is in motion. At Wednesday’s board meeting, that brought concerns about what it meant for William Henry Middle School. For the group of alumni who attended, it was a relief that the name would remain intact, […]

Transition to Life Fair aims to prepare students beyond school

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DOVER — While students with learning differences have a variety of resources at school, district officials throughout Kent County want to make sure the are prepared when they go beyond the school’s walls. To connect students with the resources in the greater Kent community, Capital School District officials organized the Transition to Life Fair. “We […]

Capital school board approves plans for two middle schools

DOVER — The design for Capital School District’s two new middle schools cleared the first hurdle Wednesday. The Capital school board voted unanimously to approve the plans presented by architecture firm Becker Morgan Group for the site at the former Dover High School on Patrick Lynn Drive. The plans will now go on for approval […]

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 […]