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

Terry Rogers 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

Terry Rogers 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

Terry Rogers 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 …

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Milford School Board hears student learning update

Terry Rogers 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,” …

New principal named for Sussex Technical High School

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A new principal will lead Sussex Technical High School next year, as the longtime principal is moving to a new role to strengthen student services for the district, the Sussex County Vocational Technical School District announced Thursday. Dr. Matthew Donovan, currently principal at Middletown High School, will join Sussex Tech as principal starting July 1. Dr. Donovan was previously assistant principal …

Bucs soccer falls 8-1 to Riders, look ahead to busy week

Ben Heck Milford-live, Schools, Sports

Lila Mergner put the ball in the back of the net unassisted in the 69th minute last Thursday afternoon. Unfortunately, the goal by the Milford High sophomore was the lone score for the Buccaneers’ soccer team that afternoon as Henlopen North foe Caesar Rodney High had already pulled ahead on their way to an 8-1 victory in Camden April 15. …

Milford’s Mergner blanks CR 11-0 in five innings

Ben Heck Milford-live, Schools, Sports

Alex Mergner had a near-perfect afternoon on the mound. The Milford High starting pitcher surrendered just one hit and struck out eight batters in five scoreless innings as the Bucs shut out Caesar Rodney High, 11-0, Thursday afternoon. With a double-digit lead, it took only five innings to complete the win over the Henlopen Conference Northern Division foe. It marks …