Goldman, Pryor vie for Indian River school board seat

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 and check back for more districts this week. To cast a ballot absentee, voters must return an […]

District slates outdoor commencements for Indian River, Sussex Central

Seniors at Indian River School District’s two high schools will get to graduate in outdoor ceremonies through multiple sessions before limited audiences. With approval from the state of Delaware with social distancing parameters, outdoor ceremonies will be held Wednesday, June 17 with two ceremony sessions for Indian River High School, and Thursday, June 18, with […]

Indian River schools plan virtual, drivethrough ceremonies

GEORGETOWN – Graduations are a go in the Indian River School District, with planning underway for staging combined virtual and drivethrough/walkthrough ceremonies for Indian River High School, Sussex Central High School and Howard T. Ennis commencements in mid-June. Under COVID-19 social distancing/public gathering restrictions that could be in place, seniors will have the opportunity to […]

Indian River board members push for timely start to school year

MILLSBORO – Indian River School District school board member James Fritz has an important message he’d like relayed to Gov. John Carney and Delaware Department of Education Secretary Dr. Susan Bunting. “Our kids are losing valuable educational opportunities that is going to cause the suffering to them and to the economy for many years … […]

Millsboro included in IRSD’s revised School Resource Officer package

SELBYVILLE — Indian River School District is taking a more “local” approach in a revised School Resource Officer program for the 2020-21 year. An SRO plan approved during the April 27 Zoom board of education meeting swaps one of three current Delaware State Police officers for a third School Resource Officer at the municipal level […]

IR days still special for Rayne

When Charlie Rayne got the news a few weeks ago, he dug up his old yearbook. It’s been 39 years since he graduated from Indian River High. The memories, though, came flooding back for the former Indians’ basketball star. “I looked back at the pictures of the guys I played with,” said Rayne, now 57. […]

IRSD forming advisory board under consent order requirements

SELBYVILLE — Indian River School District’s committed implementation of a consent order geared toward building its capacity to meet all students’ needs in their home schools has reached the advisory board stage. Formation of the community advisory board focusing on academic/behavioral interventions for all district students is among the requirements in the November 2019 consent […]

Millville teen charged with threatening school

DAGSBORO — A 14-year-old Millville resident was charged in alleged connection with a threat aimed at Indian River High School, authorities said. According to spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe, Delaware State Police were made aware by the school district on March 9 that a student had made written threats aimed at the school. Police said […]

Police investigating threat to Indian River High

DAGSBORO — Delaware State Police are investigating a school threat aimed at Indian River High School, spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said Friday. On Monday, authorities said, police were informed by the school district that a student had made written threats aimed at the school at 29772 Armory Road. Police determined that a 14-year-old student […]

Indian River School District will face growing pains until new school is built

GEORGETOWN — Overwhelming referendum passage on Feb. 13 is not an immediate cure for Indian River School District’s growing pains. If the projected schedule holds true, it will be four years — the 2023-24 school year — before doors open at new Sussex Central High School, which is the new construction linchpin in the district’s […]