Milford School District looks to fill open board seat

MILFORD — The Milford school board will seek to fill a vacated board seat by the end of January. The school board is looking to fill its Area D seat, previously represented by Judy Purcell. Ms. Purcell resigned in October. The opening will be listed this week for a two-week period. Those who apply will […]

Milford schools seek extension to referendum timeline

MILFORD — While Milford School District has gotten a green light from the state to seek community support for a new middle school, it may not be going out to referendum just yet. The district is working with the Department of Education to seek “approval of epilogue language” that would extend the expiration date of […]

Special education teachers in Milford go to the students

MILFORD — The Milford School District may be starting its academic year remotely, but that doesn’t mean some students won’t be seeing their teachers in person. Some special education students at Milford Central Academy, a middle school, will receive daily visits from teachers for one-on-one instruction in addition to their independent remote work. “We started […]

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 […]