Milford school board opts for remote start to school year

MILFORD — The Milford School District will hold classes remotely for the first six weeks when classes begin in September, the school board decided Thursday. The board voted 5-1, with Kristopher Thompson dissenting and Jason Miller abstaining. The school board also voted unanimously to start school for students on Sept. 9.  “I have fears associated […]

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 […]

Some districts delaying school start dates

DOWNSTATE — Some students will be getting longer summer breaks, as school leadership prepares for the slew of possibilities coronavirus could bring this academic year. “I never thought I would say that, that we should start school after Labor Day,” Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald, superintendent of Caesar Rodney School District, said in a board meeting Tuesday […]

Student teachers adjust to new learning models

Samantha Whelen, a rising senior education student at University of Delaware, only got one week of classroom time before coronavirus moved classes remote. “I feel like I definitely missed out on [classroom time], but through that I also learned how we just switched from being in class to online and trying to provide the kids […]

Willey challenges Baltazar-Lopez for Milford school board seat

Voters head to the polls — or mail in their absentee ballots ahead of — July 21 for this year’s school board elections. 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, voters must return an absentee […]