School board seat to remain vacant until May 2023

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Milford School District Board of Education voted to keep a seat for Area B, recently vacated by Kris Thompson, open until the election in May 2023. This will allow the public the opportunity to select who will sit on the board and represent Area B. The decision was made after the board once again split votes between the two candidates, …

Former School Board President passes away

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Marvin Schelhouse, who served as Milford School District Board of Education for many years, passed away last week in the Delaware Veteran’s Home. He was 84 years old. Schelhouse was born in the Milford Emergency Hospital which was then located on Northwest Front Street on November 10, 1937. He graduated from Milford in 1955 and enlisted in the United States …

MSD announces next steps for board seat opening

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After Milford School District’s Board of Education failed to choose one of the two candidates who applied for the open seat in Area B after the resignation of Kris Thompson, board policy requires that the opening be posted again in order to seek additional candidates. Anyone interested in applying for the seat may do so until September 12, 2022. “This …

School board fails to appoint candidate for open seat

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Milford School District Board of Education failed to appoint anyone to the open seat vacated when Kris Thompson moved out of Area B. Two candidates, Sara Kate Hammer and Jennifer Masotti applied for the seat and answered questions before the board.  Candidates were called forward in alphabetical order and asked the same four questions. “So, thank you all for joining …

Milford School District announces Temporary Vacancy

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A vacancy exists for the Area B Seat on the Milford Board of Education for a temporary term until the conclusion of the 2022-2023 fiscal year, set to expire on June 30, 2023. Interested persons shall submit a formal request for consideration of appointment with a letter of interest, accompanied by a resume of the applicant’s education and professional background, …

Thompson resigns from school board

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On August 1, 2022, at a meeting of the Milford School District Board of Education, Kris Thompson announced that it would be his last meeting as a board member. Thompson made the announcement when he made a motion to adjourn the meeting. “I would like to make a motion to adjourn my final school board meeting,” Thompson said. “As it …

Curriculum changes discussed due to legislative action

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At a recent school board meeting, Milford School District Board of Education heard details on changes to curriculum that must be implemented by August 2023 due to legislative action. On July 23, 2020, Governor John Carney signed HB 318, also known as the Holocaust Education Bill, into law and, on June 17, 2021, signed HB 198 into law. The second …

Bucher takes school board seat

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On Monday, July 11, Matt Bucher was sworn in as the latest school board member. Bucher took the seat previously held by Rony Baltazar-Lopez who chose not to run for reelection. Bucher defeated Jaylyn Powell with almost 67 percent of the vote in the May election. Scott Fitzgerald, who ran unopposed, was also sworn in at the meeting. Bucher was …

Baltazar-Lopez recognized for school board service

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On what was to be his last meeting as a school board member, Rony Baltazar-Lopez was recognized by the Milford School District Board of Education for his three years of service to the district. Baltazar-Lopez did not run for reelection and his seat will be taken by Matt Bucher who won election in May, defeating Jalyn Powell. The meeting held …

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Teacher Academy students recognized by Board of Education

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The Milford High School Board of Education recognized three students in the Milford High School Teacher Academy at a recent meeting. The program prepares high school students for careers as educators and is led by Mrs. Molly Chorman. “Before the Teacher Academy, there really was no other pathway that students could pursue. There was maybe a club for future teachers …