MSD holds special public comment meeting

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

On Monday, August 2, Milford School District Board of Education held a meeting with only nine items on the agenda. After a short recess into executive session, the board returned to approve the minutes from the July 19 meeting and then took public comment. All public comment was related to the recent CDC recommendation that students and staff continue to …

DPH return to school guidance presented to school board

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Milford School District Board of Education received information at their most recent meeting regarding recommendations for districts, charter and private schools for the 2021-22 school year based on information provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Delaware Department of Public Health (DPH). According to Dr. Kevin Dickerson, Superintendent, the district is moving forward with the presented protocols …

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Milford Schools seek referendum to redo historic middle school

Charles Megginson Education, Headlines

  Milford Middle School will be renovated to 21srt century standards for fourth and fifth graders, if an October referendum passes.   The Milford School District announced at a sparsely attended Board of Education meeting Monday that it would be seeking a referendum on the question of increasing property taxes to finance the revitalization and expansion of a historic school …

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State pays $15 million for COVID testing company to work with schools

Betsy Price Education, Headlines, Health

A new program will check teaches and students for COVID-19, even if they don’t have symptoms.   Delaware will pay $15 million for the Quidel Corp. to provide routine COVID-19 testing, processing and reporting for Delaware teachers and students who have no virus symptoms. In many cases, a Delaware Division of Public Health press release said, Quidel’s rapid antigen tests …

MSD Resource Officers reduced to one

Betsy Price Education, Headlines, Police & Fire

Milford School District could be down to one resource officer in the fall Milford School District Superintendent Kevin Dickerson announced at a recent school board meeting that it was possible that the district would have their Resource Officer staff reduced from three to one. In the past, Milford Police Department provided three officers to the district, but Chief Kenneth Brown …

School dress code changes approved

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On Tuesday, July 7, Milford School District Board of Education approved changes to the school dress code for the 2021-22 school year. The changes were based on requests from students and parents over the past few years. Dr. Dickerson stated that the district was no longer calling dress requirements a “uniform,” but rather a “dress code.” “The biggest change is …

Milford lowers school tax for fifth year in a row

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On Tuesday, July 5, Milford School District Board of Education voted to lower school taxes for the fifth year in a row. Chief Financial Officer Sara Croce presented the tax rate for review at a previous meeting, explaining the components that make up the school tax rate. “There were no changes from the last presentation, and we feel this is …

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New School Board Member Sworn In

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School Board Vice-President swears in Dr. Adam Brownstein On June 29, Dr. Adam Brownstein was sworn in to serve as the newest member of the Milford School District Board of Education. Dr. Brownstein will take over the seat vacated by Renate Wiley. There was no election as Dr. Brownstein ran unopposed. He was sworn in by Vice-President Rony Baltazar-Lopez and …

Renate Wiley recognized for service to MSD

Betsy Price Education

Milford School Board recognized Renate Wiley as she steps down after ten years serving on the board. Photo courtesy of Milford School District After ten years on the Milford School District Board of Education, Renate Wiley will step down when Dr. Adam Brownstein takes her seat on July 6, 2021. Wiley, who also spent 19 years as a school nurse …

Code of Ethics policy approved for MSD Board

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After a lengthy discussion at their regular meeting on June 21, Milford School District approved a new Board Member Code of Ethics policy. The policy outlines a wide range of ethics that each board member must follow after taking the oath of office. The policy was drafted by Board Vice-President Rony Baltazar-Lopez with the assistance of Board Member Renate Wiley. …