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 …

Milford School District prepares for upcoming school year

Terry Rogers Education, Headlines

Milford School District is ready for students to return to the classroom As students return to school for in-person learning, many for the first time in over a year, Milford School District is taking steps to meet learning loss after so many months of virtual and hybrid learning. “We are continuing to prioritize instructional time with our commitment to in-person …

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MSD first days of school successful

Terry Rogers Education, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Milford School District students leave school after their first week On Tuesday, September 7 and Wednesday, September 8, Milford School District students returned to in-person classroom learning for the first time since March 2020. The district says that only a small number of students are still learning remotely. “We had a great first day in all of our schools,” Dr. …

MSD welcomes students on Meet and Greet Day

Terry Rogers Education

Benjamin Banneker, Lulu M. Ross and Mispillion Elementary Schools offered students the opportunity to meet their teacher and see their classroom on Thursday, September 2. Milford Central Academy held an open house and tech tutorials while Milford High School held a schedule release on September 2. This is the first time in over a year that all students are being …

Disabled veteran tax credit approved by school board

Terry Rogers Education, Headlines

At their regular board meeting on August 23, Milford School District Board of Education approved a tax credit for disabled veterans. The tax credit is similar to one offered to senior citizens in Kent and Sussex County that allows them to receive a tax credit of 50 percent of their property tax up to $500. “The school board must approve …

Back to school details provided by MSD

Terry Rogers Education, Headlines

In an effort to help parents prepare for children to return to school, Milford School District provided information on how the district plans to navigate into the 2021-22 academic year. According to Dr. Bridget Amory, Director of Student Learning, the district has developed several critical components for the upcoming school year. “We have been working with a variety of stakeholders …

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 …

MSD participates in Seamless Summer Option

Terry Rogers Education, Headlines

Milford School District will participate in the Seamless Summer Option The Milford School District is participating in the Seamless Summer Option, a program under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program, during School Year 2021-2022. Meals will be provided to all enrolled children free of charge. In the operation of child nutrition programs, no child will be discriminated against …

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State to mandate masks in all schools, state facilities; more rules to come

Charles Megginson Education, Headlines, Health

Delaware will require all school teachers, students and staff to wear masks indoors, even for sports.     Gov. John Carney said Tuesday that masks must be worn in all public, private and parochial schools, as well as childcare homes and centers for those over the age of 2.. Carney also said state employees and visitors to state facilities must …