Board discusses additional cost estimates for Middle School project

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At a recent meeting, the Milford School District Board of Education discussed schematic designs and drawings for the Milfrod Middle School project as well as a cost estimate that was $14,400,00 over funds approved by the state for the project. Superintendent Dr. Kevin Dickerson explained that the cost overruns were due to building cost escalations as well as outdated formulas …

The state teachers union is calling for Public Education Compensation Committee meetings to be moved to later in the day in order to allow more teachers to attend. (Freepik)

Study finds disproportionate number of white students in speech programs at MSD

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Dr. Laura Manges, Director of Student Services, informed the Milford School District Board of Education that a study conducted by the federal government found that the district had a disproportionate number of white students receiving speech and language services. The study used relative risk ratio methodology provided by the federal government based on the December 1 student count. “On September …

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Milford School District seeks community feedback for strategic plan

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Milford School District is seeking parent and community feedback to help with the strategic plan process. The plan will ensure that Portrait of a Graduate, Core Values, Vision, Mission and Priorities align with the district’s beliefs about Milford School District. Meetings for parents and the community will be held January 11 at 6:30 and 7:00 PM as well as January …

MSD holds first public meeting for Middle School design

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On Wednesday, January 4, Milford Middle School held their first meeting to present preliminary drawings to the public related to the renovation of the historic building. The district plans two more meetings as they get input from the public regarding what the school will look like after demolition and renovation. “We began this journey back in 2018,” Dr. Kevin Dickerson, …

Field hockey award named for Ellis

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The Milford School District Field Hockey team recently renamed their outstanding leadership award. The award will now be known as the Jan Ellis Leadership Award after the team’s long time coach who passed away in January 2022. “I am beyond proud and grateful for naming this leadership award after Mom,” Gayle Parola, her daughter, said. “She would be very humbled …

Rigby honored by Milford School District

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On Wednesday, December 14, Roy Rigby was honored with a plaque by Milford School District for his support of the district’s wrestling team as well as his dedication to helping students reach their full potential. Rigby was head coach of the wrestling team from 1977 to 1982. “Coach Rigby’s ability to connect with wrestlers of all ages and empower them …

Learning Collab officials are hoping to get all districts to vote on their involvement in their October board meetings.

Board hears details on Equity and Inclusion efforts in MSD

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Dr. Brittany Hazzard, Supervisor of Equity and Support Services provided to students to the Milford School District Board of Education. Dr. Hazzard provided a definition of educational equity and what an inclusive educational environment meant. Educational equity means that each child receives what they need to develop their full academic and social potential. And their potential is our goal. Our …

MSD issues new inclement weather policy

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At the most recent Milford School District Board of Education meeting, Dr. Bridget Amory, Director of Student Learning, provided the board with details on the district’s new inclement weather policy. Effective this year, students will be permitted a regular snow day without classroom learning only on the first day of a weather event. Starting on the second day, however, students …

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MSD to hold public meeting regarding Middle School project

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Milford School District Superintendent Dr. Kevin Dickerson announced this week that there would be a public meeting regarding the Milford Middle School Lakeview Avenue project on January 4, 2023, at 6:00 PM at Mispillion Elementary School. The meeting will be a way for the public to view a presentation of the Milford Middle School design and progress on the project. …

Ashley Lockwood and her students, joined by Sen. Tom Carper.

Meet Ashley Lockwood, Delaware’s 2023 Teacher of the Year

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Delaware’s teacher of the year didn’t set out to be an educator. Ashley Lockwood chose to earn a bachelor of arts in sociology from the University of Delaware in 2010. She planned to focus on how children interact with each other and develop. After graduation, she returned home to Seaford without a job and was trying to decide what her …