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 […]

Capital School District to start superintendent search next week

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DOVER — The initial steps for who will fill the top leadership position at Capital School District will become clearer next week, when the board meets for the first time since Dan Shelton announced he would be stepping down to join the Christina School District as superintendent. “He is very good at what he does, […]

Capital School District superintendent to step down, join Christina School District

After five years with the district, Capital School District superintendent Dan Shelton will step down from the role at the end of June to begin his tenure as superintendent in Christina School District. “It’s exciting to get to come home,” said Dr. Shelton Friday, who had served as a principal in the district for nearly […]

Commentary: Listen with purpose and work for change

By Dan Shelton and John C.P. Martin Jr. The Capital School District is dedicated to supporting all students and staff through these challenging times. It is our responsibility to be leaders in equity, to teach respect and kindness, and to ground our actions in collaboration and accountability. As a nation, we are wrestling with emotions […]

Capital district commits to maintaining Dover pond

DOVER – Water near the entrance of a planned campus, with two middle schools, covering 44.71 acres, has vexed folks for years. It’s a nuisance and mosquito breeding hotspot, home to unwelcome groundhogs, snapping turtles and snakes. That’s according to many Woodcrest neighborhood residents nearby, who want the Dover pond filled in with dirt. The […]

Capital outlines plans for grading students in remote learning

DOVER — Since schools were temporarily closed in mid-March and then later entirely turned to remote learning, districts have been playing a game of adaptation. Capital School District discussed its plan for grading during remote learning at Wednesday’s school board meeting, based on recommendations from a committee of about 25 people that included teachers, academic […]

Big plans: Dover middle schools seek city approval, hope to break ground this fall

DOVER — If everything continues to move along smoothly for the Capital School District and the city of Dover Planning Department for a pair of two new middle schools, construction could be ready to begin on the site of the old Dover High School off Pat Lynn Drive this fall. Capital School District Superintendent Dan […]

Churches helping with donations to Capital School District families

DOVER — From difficulties to fund food and housing to gas, Capital School District is trying to connect students and families with resources donated by local churches. “When COVID happened, we immediately had a couple of different people reach out and say, ‘What can we do?’” said LaWanda Burgoyne, supervisor of student services for the […]

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 […]