The 2024 school board elections in Delaware are Tuesday, May 14, with polls opening at 7 a.m.

Polls open Tuesday for school board elections

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Only 16 candidates will compete for a school board seat this year when the polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m.¬† In a year that already had fewer races than normal, candidates have been dropping out since qualifying, narrowing the field. Seven of Delaware‚Äôs 19 school districts have school board elections, with polls open until 8 p.m.¬† Preliminary results are expected …

While most think the financial responsibility training is a good requirement, some believe it doesn't go far enough.

Many happy with mandatory school board finance training bill

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

School board members, who are in large part responsible for the spending decisions of millions of dollars from school districts, could soon be required to undergo financial training. House Bill 312, sponsored by Rep. Kim Williams, D-Marshallton and chair of the House Education Committee, which requires school board members to undergo training in financial responsibility.¬† Legislators in the Senate Education …

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School board members question value of state association 

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

Some Delaware school district boards are questioning what they get from their membership in the Delaware School Boards Association. The cost of joining is not insignificant. In Caesar Rodney School District‚Äôs July board meeting, John Marinucci, former executive director of DSBA, said it would cost the district $10,500 per year to be part of the association, That includes a discount …