Commentary: The endless cycle of school referendums

In the past few months we have seen a number of school districts seek new funds via a referendum. Two of the districts referendums were struck down. The districts always tell us it’s all about the growth of the school-age population in their districts and they have to build, build and build again. Most of […]

Letter to the Editor: School board elections are critical

This is a critical time for Delaware’s education system. Proceedings are expected to begin this summer in a Chancery Court lawsuit filed against the State by two civil rights groups claiming that Delaware’s school funding system generally provides more support for privileged children than for poor students. Childhood poverty has been increasing in Delaware, and […]

Woodbridge sets second referendum on proposed tax hike

BRIDGEVILLE — For the second time this year, Woodbridge School District is seeking referendum support for a current expense tax hike that would take in nearly $1 million for additional operating costs for its four schools The follow-up referendum will be held Wednesday, May 29. Voters on March 12 — by a 754-641 margin — […]

Commentary: A shot in the arm for skilled training

One of the goals that we at SEDAC, Sussex Economic Development Action Committee, have emphasized over the years has been job opportunities for those who graduate from our high schools. We see these jobs as a real opportunity to keep our young people here while insisting that these opportunities be more than minimum wage jobs. […]

Smyrna High junior lauded for leadership

SMYRNA — Mia Davis has always had a passion for helping others. The 17-year-old junior is a part of many organizations at Smyrna High School, including the Smyrna Youth Leadership Organization and being president of HOSA: Future Health Professionals. But one of her main passions is being part of the school’s Mental Health Club. For […]

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 […]

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 […]

Indian River to hold public referendum meetings

SELBYVILLE — The Indian River School District will host two public meetings and a Facebook Live session in the coming weeks to highlight the major capital improvement referendum scheduled for Tuesday, May 7. The referendum will seek funding for the construction of a new Sussex Central High School, an eight-classroom addition at Indian River High […]

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 […]