Parents shared personal anecdotes to Milford's school board, pleading for improved school safety.

Milford parents voice concern about school safety, bullying

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

School safety and violence in the hallways and on buses was a major concern among parents Monday night at the Milford School District’s board meeting.  Casey Calhoun, a mother of two children in the district and one recent graduate, was the first to speak. Milford’s schools are a hit or miss in terms of students safety and support. One of …

MSD adopts use of force policy

Terry Rogers Education, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

At a recent meeting, Milford School District Board of Education adopted a Use of Force policy. The policy allows constables placed in the school the authority to use deadly force to the extent permitted by Delaware statues. Based on the policy, deadly force may only be used when a contable believes “to the greatest extent afforded deference by Title 11, …

237 schools will receive digitalized maps to prepare for school emergencies.

State to create digital school maps to aid first responders

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

The state will spend just under $1 million to help first responders navigate schools more quickly when emergencies occur. As part of its Comprehensive School Safety Program, the Delaware Emergency Management Agency will use the money to create accurate and uniform maps of the state’s public and charter schools.  The maps will enable law enforcement to react swiftly in unfamiliar …

School Resource Officer MOU approved by school board, council

Terry Rogers Education, Milford Headline Story

In meetings held simultaneously, Milford School District and the City of Milford approved a Memorandum of Understanding related to school resource officers in the district. The Board of Education discussed the contract briefly at their meeting. “We were able to reach an agreement with the city for a five year phased increase and that corresponds to the contract negotiations that …

City and district may partner on sidewalk, SRO needs

Terry Rogers Education, Headlines, Milford Headline Story, Police & Fire

At a recent meeting, Dr. Kevin Dickerson, Superintendent of Milford School District, provided the board with information on two sidewalk projects the district may partner with the city to upgrade as well as details on the contract for School Resource Officers (SRO) used by the district. “We do have one project here with 10th Street that goes kind of behind …