Red Clay hasn't had a certificate of necessity approved by the state in over a decade.

Red Clay again to seek $289M from state for capital projects

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Red Clay Consolidated School District will once again ask the Department of Education for $289 million for maintenance and programs. The district has not been successful in having its request, called a certificate of necessity, filled for the past 11 years. In its board meeting Wednesday night, Superintendent Dorrell Green recommended asking for $289 million, and the board voted to …

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School board members question value of state associationĀ 

Jarek Rutz Education, 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 Districtā€™s 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 …

Red Clay, Christina and Brandywine school boards are getting their first debriefing of the Wilmington Learning Collaborative's draft agreement before voting whether to commit.

Wilmington Learning Collaborative: Who will sign on first?

Jarek Rutz Delaware Live, Education, Headlines

Red Clay Consolidated School District may become the first district to vote on the agreement that would formally set up the Wilmington Learning Collaborative. Both Red Clay and Christina district boards had a synopsis of the 16-page draft agreement read to them Tuesday night. Both agreed to consider the issue in their next meeting. Christina will meet Aug. 9, but …

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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.Ā  One board member was absent. She expects the issue to come up again in May when all …

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

Charles Megginson Education, Headlines

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