The Robo-Call Snow Day Express Is Here! Confirmed District & Charter Closings Tomorrow, 3/21/18

As the Spring snowfall gets ready to hit our area, some districts and charter schools have already announced closings.  This will be updated as I get information.

CONFIRMED CLOSINGS FOR WEDNESDAY, 3/21/2018

Academia Antonia Alonso

Academy of Dover

Appoquinimink

Brandywine

Caesar Rodney

Campus Community

Cape Henlopen

Capital

Charter School of New Castle

Charter School of Wilminton

Christina

Colonial

Delaware Academy of Public Safety & Security

Delaware Design-Lab High School

Delaware Military Academy

Delmar

Early College High School

East Side Charter School

First State Military Academy

First State Montessori Academy

Freire

Gateway Lab School

Great Oaks

Indian River

Kuumba Academy

Lake Forest

Las Americas ASPIRA Academy

Laurel

Milford

MOT

New Castle Co. Vo-Tech

Newark Charter School

Odyssey Charter School

Polytech

Positive Outcomes

Providence Creek Academy

Red Clay Consolidated

Seaford

Smyrna

Sussex Academy

Sussex Tech

Thomas Edison Charter School

Woodbrige

 

Caravel Academy is also reporting they will be closed.

 

Earl Jaques And His Education Hunger Games Need To End

I reached out to State Rep. Earl Jaques and his legislative aide today regarding the massive bomb Earl laid last night at the School District Consolidation Task Force meeting.  The response was the polar opposite of what was said last night. Continue reading Earl Jaques And His Education Hunger Games Need To End

Breaking News: Delaware House Passes The Diploma Bill!

The Delaware House of Representatives just passed HS1 for House Bill #287 which would allow for a small portion of special education students who would otherwise be given a certificate of performance to be given a diploma with modified standards.  The vote count was 34 yes, 4 no, 2 not voting, and one absent.

The representatives who voted no were Stephanie Bolden, Rich Collins, Deb Heffernan, and J.J. Johnson.  Those who refused to vote were Gerald Brady and Charles Potter.  Only one Republican voted no and the rest were Democrats.

The next stop for the bill will be the Senate Education Committee.  If it is released from there, it would go up for a full Senate Vote.  Should it pass in the Senate, it would go to Governor Carney for signature.  Upon signature, it would go into effect for the 2018-2019 school year.  A great day for this segment of our special education students!