Cape Henlopen School District's referendum is unsuccessful for a second time.

Cape Henlopen referendum fails for the second time

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Another try yields the same result for Cape Henlopen School District. In a nail-biter, the district’s second try at a referendum to raise local taxes to increase district revenue was unsuccessful Tuesday. The final vote was 52.8% against (4,628) and 47.2% for (4,133) a tax increase that would benefit the district. …

SB 211 now must pass the House to become law, making DIAA adopt javelin as an event.

Bill making javelin DIAA event moves on; some coaches object

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

A bill that would permit scholastic track and field competitions to include the javelin event passed the Senate Tuesday – although some coaches are not happy with the idea. Senate Bill 211, sponsored by Sen. Darius Brown, D-Wilmington, forces the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association adopt javelin as an approved event for all DIAA-sponsored track and field competitions. The bill passed …

Districts that have had successful referendums are now planning designs, construction bids, and how projects will be phased over the next few years.

Here’s what happens now in districts whose referendums passed

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Now that Colonial, Red Clay and Brandywine have had successful referendums, residents of those school districts may be wondering when they’ll have to pony up finances and when they’ll see new facilities. Delaware school districts that have had a successful referendum typically phase their spending over three years or more.  The concept of the referendum isn’t widespread nationally.  Delaware is …

Cape Henlopen's referendum will be on Tuesday, March 26.

Cape Henlopen 6th district to hold tax hike vote; March 26

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Cape Henlopen School District is the sixth district in Delaware to have a referendum this year in which residents will vote whether or not to raise local taxes. In total, the district is seeking a total of $83,647,000 of additional local revenue.  This year’s referendum will take place Tuesday, March 26, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. …

The state wants more mentors in schools. (Unsplash)

School mentors: Who they are, what they do may surprise you

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Two months ago, fifth-grader Jeraniah Jackson joined the 150 students in Cape Henlopen School District’s mentoring program.   She had been disrespectful of teachers and generally not nice to people around her when someone suggested she consider the program. “It’s definitely helped,” said Jackson, who attends H.O. Brittingham Elementary in Milton. “I talk to my mentor about things that happen in …

Brandywine School District will explore new ways to formally evaluate Superintendent Lincoln Hohler this year.

Brandywine seeks help on superintendent evaluation 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The Brandywine School District voted Monday night to explore using the same new model for evaluate its superintendent that Christina decided to consider two months ago. The vote came after Brandywine School Board member Ralph Ackerman recommended contacting the Delaware School Boards Association to set up a workshop to talk about its program they would use with Superintendent Lincoln Hohler. …

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Jimmie Allen to appear on literacy program with new book

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

Country music sensation and Delaware native Jimmie Allen will join Read Aloud Delaware Wednesday for a Q+A session about his children’s book, “My Voice Is a Trumpet.” The book will then be read by his kindergarten teacher, Mary Beth Alexander. “He took my hand and held my arms and said, ‘I want the world to hear you read to them …