Bullying statistics and procedures released by MSD

Schools

by Terry Rogers     Milford School District presented the school board with details on bullying prevention. Photo courtesy of [email protected] and Wild Milford School District Vice-President Rony Baltazar-Lopez requested that district staff provide the board with some information regarding bullying in the district. Dr. Jason Peel, Director of Human Resources and School Climate along with Dr. Brittany Hazzard, Supervisor …

Summer programs announced for MSD

Schools

by Terry Rogers     Milford School District is in the process of developing summer programs for students who may need additional help. Photo by Element5 Digital. Milford School District Board of Education heard from Dr. Brian Clarke, Special Education Coordinator, about summer programming for the district. Some of the programs are designed for students with special education needs that …

MSD considers new report card format for elementary students

Headlines

by Terry Rogers     Milford School District elementary students may see a different style of report card next year At a recent meeting, Dr. Bridget Amory, Director of Student Learning, provided the Milford School District Board of Education with details on a new report card method the district was considering for elementary students. The new report cards would use …

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Only 1 Milford candidate takes part in online forum

Education, Headlines

School board elections are May 10 across the state of Delaware.   Jalyn Powell, running for Milford School District’s at-large seat, said Thursday night that board members should be open-minded, all students should be seen as gifted, critical race theory is not an issue, charter schools and choice are good, and that ethnicity of school workers should reflect the community. …

Meet school board candidates in 6 upcoming virtual forums

Education, Headlines

Upcoming school board forums will allow community members to meet, question school board candidates. Photo by Element5 Digital.   Meet the candidates in 6 upcoming school board forums Delaware school board election forums kick off tomorrow, with six being held during the next two weeks so community members can meet their district’s candidates and hear their thoughts. With only 10% …

Milford parents told school worker was arrested for child porn.

Headlines, Police & Fire

Parents of Milford school children have been getting phone calls Saturday telling them that a custodial employee is facing child porn charges. “The Delaware Department of Justice informs us none of the victims are our students,” says Superintendent School District Superintendent Kevin Dickerson in the recorded message. “Rather, the images on the personal device of the accused were internet-sourced.” Efforts …

Board reviews proposed tobacco and vaping policy

Education, Health

by Terry Rogers     MSD is revising their policy on tobacco and vaping (Photo courtesy of Unsplash) At a recent meeting, Milford Board of Education added penalties to the district’s policy for students who are caught with tobacco and vaping products. Vice-President Rony Baltazar-Lopez realized that there was no policy specifically prohibiting such products in schools and drafted one …

Spectator Conduct Policy to be updated

Headlines

by Terry Rogers     Last updated in 2006, Milford School District discussed updating their policy on Spectator Conduct at Sporting Events. Dr. Kevin Dickerson, Superintendent, felt that the policy was good, but the district needed to add language from the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA). “We made it more concise. Also, legal counsel kind of strengthened the part where …

Policy changes to MSD communication discussed

Education, Headlines

by Terry Rogers     Milford School District Milford School District Board of Education is updating its Communication with the Public policy as well as the Communication with the Public:  News Releases. The communication policy had been in place since 2009 while the news release policy was last updated in 1982. “We tried to condense it some also, obviously realizing …

Outside visits to schools policy discussed

Education

by Terry Rogers     Milford School District is updating its policy for visitors in schools As part of a policy review, Milford School District is updating its policy related to visitors in school buildings. The policy was last reviewed in 1982. “This policy has just been updated to reflect some of our current procedures that we have established throughout …