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Red Clay to bring up Wilmington Charter review again in May

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

The Red Clay School District Board’s motion to review the Charter School of Wilmington did not pass last week, but is expected to return in May. Photo by Getty Images   The Red Clay Consolidated School District Board did not have enough votes last week to initiate a review of the Charter School of Wilmington. While the board seemed to …

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Red Clay board votes on compliance review of Wilmington Charter

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

The Red Clay move follows months of complaints from parents about Wilmington Charter. Photo by Pixabay.   UPDATE: The motion to do a compliance review did not pass because board rules require at least 4 yes votes, board chair Cathy Thompson said Monday.  One board member was absent. She expects the issue to come up again in May when all …

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Democrats to run former councilman Bud Freel in special election

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

The Democratic Party has selected former Wilmington City Councilman and transportation department spokesman Bud Freel to serve as the Democratic nominee in the upcoming special election to fill the vacancy left by Rep. Gerald Brady. The Delaware Republican Party has not yet announced a nominee. The election is scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 2022.  The 4th District includes the Highlands …

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Amid great tumult, Red Clay passes transgender policy 4-3

Charlie Megginson Education, Headlines

Red Clay School District on Wednesday night narrowly approved a policy that reaffirms transgender and gender diverse students’ ability to use the restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity. Under Board Policy 8005, students who “consistently assert” a gender identity other than that which they were assigned at birth may use the corresponding restroom, or alternatively, a …