Milford School District approves voluntary COVID rapid testing option

Terry Rogers Headlines, Schools

Milford School District voted Monday, September 20 to approve the use of COVID rapid testing for students and staff. The testing is free, and parents would be required to give consent for their child to be tested. Children whose parents signed them up for the program would be tested weekly or bi-weekly in an effort to identify asymptomatic students. “Should …

Parents speak out about mask mandates at MSD school board meeting

Terry Rogers Headlines, Schools

Milford School District’s regular monthly Board of Education meeting had many parents speaking out against Govern John Carney’s mandate that masks be worn inside school buildings whenever children were present. The mandate includes students and staff when school is in session and in meetings where children are present. School Board President Jason Miller began the meeting by announcing that many …

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MSD holds referendum informational meetings

Terry Rogers Headlines, Schools

Milford Middle School will be renovated to 21srt century standards for fourth and fifth graders, if an October referendum passes. Milford School District held the first of several referendum meetings to provide information to residents about the upcoming referendum planned for October 27. This referendum will allow the district to borrow funds to pay for renovations to the original portion …

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Milford School District outlines need for upcoming referendum

Terry Rogers Headlines, Schools

The former Milford Middle School property may get new life if a referendum passes in October. In 2013, Milford Middle School, located at 612 Lakeview Avenue, was permanently closed due to health and safety concerns related to the school environment. Since the closure, the district attempted two referendums to deal with the sealed building. In one referendum, they proposed demolition …

Milford School District receives federal COVID-19 funding

Terry Rogers Headlines, Schools

As part of the federal COVID-19 Economic Relief Act (CARES), states were provided funding that was to be allocated to school districts in order to reduce the impact of COVID-19. The funds provided to schools, Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ERSSERF), are distributed by the Department of Education using the unit count system just as other state funding is …

Milford School Board hears tax rate presentation

Terry Rogers Headlines, Schools

At their regular board meeting in May, Sara Croce, Chief Financial Officer, presented the Milford School District Board of Education with information on the four different components of the school tax rate. In June, the board will be asked to make a decision on the tax rate for FY2021-22. “We are approaching the time when we have to set the …

MSD reviews new COVID guidelines for in-class learning

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According to Dr. Kevin Dickerson, Superintendent of Milford School District, the Department of Public Health provided the district with new guidance regarding student learning in an in-school format as well as those who continue to learn completely remote. “We feel this is very good for us in order to return our students back to school and to meet our goal …

Milford School Board hears student learning update

MASTER Schools

At their regular meeting in May, Milford School District Board of Education was provided an update on student learning initiatives by Dr. Bridget Amory, Director of Student Learning. Dr. Amory explained that the district, due to additional federal funding provided through the CARES Act, has allowed for “robust” summer programming. “We are currently working through the summer school registration process,” …

MSD School Board looks at dropout rates

MASTER Headlines, Schools

On May 17, Milford School District Board of Education heard from Jesse Parsley, Principal at Milford School District, about dropout rates at Milford High School. Before presenting the statistics, Parsley explained how the State of Delaware calculated those rates. “The State of Delaware uses the National Center for Educational Statistics guidelines to establish dropout rates,” Parsley said. “Students who completed …

Schools present end of year celebration information to board

MASTER Headlines, Schools

On May 17, Milford School District Board of Education heard from each school regarding their plans to celebrate the end of the school year. Schools have planned the events using Department of Health guidelines amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Kevin Dickerson reminded all board members they were invited to attend, but they needed to contact any school they planned …