Capital educators weigh in, district refines hybrid plans

DOVER — From job protection, to health concerns, to planning time, to preparation — the Capital school board Wednesday heard from educators and administrators about the nuance of this evolving academic year, hoping to close the gap between the “boots on the ground” and those in the district office ahead of Monday’s reopening. “I still […]

Capital students to start hybrid learning

DOVER — As the calendar turns over to November, some Capital students are slated to head back for hybrid learning as early as next Monday. While parents and guardians who spoke during the district’s most recent board meeting favored getting students back to school, some educators have lingering concerns about the return. Armed with a […]

Capital school board OKs hybrid learning for November

DOVER — After hours of discussion, Capital School District students will be headed back to school in a hybrid model in November, its board decided early Wednesday morning. The board voted 3-2, with board members John Martin and Dr. Chanda Jackson-Short dissenting, to approve the hybrid model that district officials presented at the board meeting. […]

North Dover teacher guides students through virtual classroom

DOVER — Shanika Teachey greeted her second grade class with, “Good morning, friends,” as the students began popping up, one by one, into the grid of the Zoom classroom. Seated at her desk in North Dover Elementary School in front of her decorated bulletin board, with Delaware State University student teacher Kiana Gangadeen placed at […]

Capital school board votes for remote start to the school year

DOVER — The Capital School District will begin its year remotely, with the plan to revisit the decision in October, the school board decided Thursday. The board voted unanimously to continue remote education for a period just over six weeks, also opting to begin its school year for students on Sept. 8, rather than before […]

School boards push for in-person meetings

As school districts and the state grapple with the possibility of returning students to some form of in-person education, school boards are facing similar decisions about their meetings. Since Gov. John Carney declared a state of emergency in March in response to the coronavirus pandemic, many school boards quickly adapted to a new format: meeting […]

Capital retains Delaware School Boards Association in superintendent search

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DOVER — Capital School District will work with the Delaware School Boards Association to select a search firm to help find the next superintendent for the district, the school board decided. The board voted unanimously Wednesday to work with DSBA. The decision comes with no additional fiscal impact to the district, as it pays annual […]

Capital pilots in-person summer school

When Capital School District’s summer boost program began bringing children back to school Monday, it was putting guidance into practice. “We’re revising every day, to be really honest,” said Paul Dunford, director of instruction for the district. “This was our first week face-to-face, so we had high school students that were face-to-face so for the […]

Hallock and Marshall challenging incumbent DePrima for Capital school board seat

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Voters head to the polls — or mail in their absentee ballots ahead of — July 21 for this year’s school board election. Downstate, there are seven contested elections. Learn a little bit more about the candidates below. Other races were highlighted earlier this week. To cast a ballot, voters must return an absentee affidavit […]

Capital school board postpones appointing interim superintendent, forms subcommittee for search

DOVER — The Capital school board voted to postpone appointing an interim superintendent until its July meeting, meaning the district’s highest position will technically be vacant following the end of Superintendent Dan Shelton’s tenure June 30. Meanwhile, the board will create a subcommittee to determine next steps for filling the position. “We found out the […]