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Draft bill would strike all references to gender in state law

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

A legislative council voted Wednesday to create a bill that would allow all references to gender to be removed from Delaware law. The Joint Legislative Council, a bipartisan committee, unanimously approved a draft bill that would remove terms like he, she, his, hers with a noun that does not express gender. For example, in Title 14, Section 170, a student …

School districts have until Dec. 1 to approve class size waivers. (Unsplash)

School district class size waivers moving through

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Schools up and down the First State are asking their school boards to allow them to put more than 22 students in elementary school classes. Boards have until Dec. 1 to submit waiver requests to the state Department of Education. The waivers are required by Delaware law for kindergarten through third grade students in the core academic subjects of English/Language …

Two classrooms in Appo's elementary schools are overenrolled, so a request for class size waivers was needed. (Pexels)

Appo’s board approves two class size waivers; fewest in years

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Appoquinimink School District’s board of education approved a request for two class size waivers Tuesday night, by far the fewest amount of waivers approved in the past five years.  The waivers allow class sizes to be expanded to accommodate additional students.  Delaware code requires a maximum student-to-teacher ratio of 22:1 in kindergarten through third-grade classrooms in the core subject areas …

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State closes Millsboro home tattoo parlor; warns customers to be checked

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Health

A Millsboro home tattooing parlor has been closed. File photo by Pexels.     The state has ordered a Millsboro man to stop tattooing people at his home, the Delaware Division of Public Health has reported. Miguel Angel Garcia of 102 Nicoles Court in Millsboro has been issued a cease and desist order for conducting tattooing activities out of his …