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School indoor air quality bill heads to Senate floor

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  While a bill to make schools check air quality annually and quickly fix any problems drew support Wednesday, several legislators questioned whether it would cost more than expected to fix problems. Ultimately, Senate Bill 270 passed and will be headed to the Senate floor.  SB  270 has been five years in the making, said sponsor Sen. Stephanie Hansen, D-Newark …

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School board elections open to voters Tuesday

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  After weeks of candidates campaigning, Delaware’s 38 school board candidates face the voters Tuesday, May 10. Polls open on May 10 at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. While school board elections typically draw only 10% of the available voters, many Delaware organizations are hoping for a higher turnout this year. Jane Brady, chairwoman of the Delaware State …

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42 to compete for 19 school board seats in May 10 election

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Three seats only have one person running, but one seat in Red Clay School District has four people running. When Delaware residents go to the polls in May, they’ll find 19 school board seats up for grabs and 42 candidates who want them. The deadline to file to run in the 16 districts having elections was March 4. Of the …

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State School Boards Assn. condemns calling mask protests ‘domestic terrorism’

Charles Megginson Education, Headlines

The Delaware School Boards Association says it was not consulted before national group called for federal help over school mask protests.   The group that represents Delaware’s school boards does not agree with a national group’s characterizing protests over mask requirements and curriculum issues as hate crimes and acts of domestic terrorism. Those protesting are exercising their right to free …