It has been nine months since the adventures of Publius came to a close over on Kilroy’s Delaware. But such filings and mementos never truly disappear in this age of the internet. I thought it was important for the citizens of our democratically elected state to remember what Publius stood for, what he believed. He was not a man of simple words. Nor was he a man for holding back how he felt. He was a man of controversy and hypocrisy, sarcasm and hard to understand wit. He poked fun at others without reservation. While we are concerned about such trivial things like school board filings and Vitamin C rings in schools, we should hear the words of he who would be senator but instead seemed to be constantly board. The master of the obvious and the not so subtle one, I give you fair readers, the Best of Publius. Most of his comments over on Kilroy’s seemed to focus around the Red Clay area. If you want, you can vote on his stances!
It is now after 4:30pm on March 3rd, 2017. The filing deadline passed so all candidates are known for the 2017 School Board election. We have a big list and quite a few races! A 5-way race in Milford, 4-way in Red Clay, and 3-ways in Appo, Caesar Rodney, Christina, and Lake Forest. 2-ways in Brandywine, Capital and Smyrna. NO filings in Cape Henlopen as of this writing.
Appoquinimink: Charlisa Edelin, Trevor Tucker, Keinna McKnight
Brandywine: Alma Gillis, John Skrobot
Caesar Rodney: Alan Claycomb, Tawanna Prophet-Brinkley, David Failing
Cape Henlopen: No filings as of 4:46pm
Capital: Andres Ortiz, Joan Loewenstein-Engel
Christina: Jeffrey Day, Kimara Smith, Meredith Griffin Jr., *Shirley Saffer withdrew
Colonial: Leo Magee
Delmar: Thomas Elliott
Lake Forest: Austin Auen, Phillip Thomas, Stephanie Justiniano-Johnson
Laurel: Linda Wintjen
Milford (Area D): Judith Purcell
Milford (At-Large): Ronald Evans, Michael Firch, Jason Miller, Michael McKain, Michael Wells
Red Clay: Ashley Sabo, Henry Clampitt, Thomas Pappenhagen, James Startzman Jr.
Seaford: Michael Kraft
Smyrna: Vetra Evans-Gunter, Karin Sweeney
Woodbridge: Paul Breeding
*Indian River has no open board seats this election year
Yes, Vitamin C landed six students from p.s. duPont Middle School at the hospital according to an article from WDEL. One student apparently led other students to believe they were taking something else. As a precaution, the district sent all six kids to the hospital. I can’t wait to see that bill come in for the Brandywine School District! I’ve written about some crazy education stuff in Delaware, from pee issues to science experiments gone bad. Let’s add Vitamin C craziness to the list!
We are at a crossroads in Delaware education. When Vitamin C rings land kids in the hospital, we must act! We can no longer look away when children are ingesting drugs that will make them pee more. This is not something we can opt out of, these dangerous Vitamin cartels sweeping our schools. We must do what we have to do to keep our schools safe.
In all seriousness, this did happen. I do salute the school for taking the necessary precautions with this. But I would hate to get that bill Brandywine Chief Financial Officer!
UPDATED, 12:55pm: I just want to clarify. This article is satirical in nature, but this did happen. DRUGS ARE BAD! NO ONE SHOULD BE TAKING ILLEGAL DRUGS, ESPECIALLY STUDENTS!!!! The school did the right thing in this situation.