Gov Carney Signs Gun Safety Legislation

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Governor John Carney signed several pieces of gun safety legislation on Friday in Dover. The measures will limit the possession of firearms in vulnerable areas like polling places and schools. House Bill 201 enables a police officer to act immediately when the officer sees or suspects that a person possesses a firearm in a Safe…

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DSP Investigating Hoax Calls Regarding Threat of School Shooter

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The Delaware State Police is investigating threats to multiple schools. Numerous phone calls regarding the threat of an active shooter at various schools throughout the State of Delaware were made to numerous police departments this morning. Similar incidents have been reported outside the State of Delaware. Police say these calls have been determined to be…

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Sussex Co. School Districts Are Recruiting For Teachers

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Area school districts are recruiting for more teachers. The Indian River School District, the Seaford School District and Delaware State University will host several recruitment events to highlight DSU’s alternative routes to certification program. People who have obtained a bachelor’s degree in a field other than education, but are interested in becoming a teacher, are…

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Vax / Test Requirement For Del. Educators Formalized

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An emergency regulation has been formally issued that requires Delaware educators, school staff, volunteers and contractors that work in Delaware schools to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing. Governor John Carney announced the requirement earlier this month. To read the emergency DHSS regulation, please CLICK HERE “There’s no better way to prevent the…

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Worcester Schools To Urge, But Won’t Require Face Coverings For Now

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Worcester County Public Schools students, teachers and staff will have the option of wearing a mask when classes resume. WCPS will “highly recommend” universal masking, in conjunction with CDC guidance. The school system’s “Responsible Return 2.0” plan will attempt to distance students three feet apart in classrooms, and six feet or more elsewhere in school…

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Gov. Carney Announces School Mask Requirement

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Delaware students in grades k-through 12, and child care homes and centers will be required to wear a face covering while indoors starting next Monday. Governor John Carney said Tuesday that the mask requirement is for everyone and is regardless of vaccination status and covers public and private schools. The requirement will be formalized later…

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More Aid Goes To Md. Schools To Serve At-Risk Kids

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Some Maryland schools are eligible for more grant support as they continue to address challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Larry Hogan and the State Department of Education said Wednesday that ten programs will receive grants of $1-million dollars to help them meet the needs of at-risk students. The funding comes from the federal…

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UPDATED: Bennett Phys Ed Teacher Sentenced to Jail

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UPDATED – 09/19/20 – Elizabeth Day, wife of Salisbury Mayor Jake Day, has been sentenced for a drug violation.  Court records show that Day was sentenced in Wicomico District Court Friday to 10 days in jail.  She entered an Alford Plea, which means that a defendant maintains their innocence, but admits that the prosecution could…

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Gov. Hogan Optimistic After School Visit In Caroline Co.

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The first day of school is an eventful one in Caroline County, which, like many other systems, starts the year with a goal of bringing students back into buildings for some in-person learning this fall. Governor Larry Hogan visited North Caroline High School Tuesday, along with State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon. Already, Caroline…

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Del. Schools Required To Tell Families About Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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The 25th modification of Governor John Carney’s COVID-19 State of Emergency declaration requires Delaware schools to notify families if they learn of any positive coronavirus test results in their buildings. Also, new face covering requirements are formalized for children who return to school buildings. Students at grade levels from kindergarten on up are required to…

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Caroline Co. Schools Announce Layoffs

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A Maryland school system announces layoffs just before the start of the new academic year. The Caroline County Public Schools decided to eliminate many support services positions. The school year will begin with virtual instruction. Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services Milton Nagel says the school system expects to face short- and long-term budget impacts resulting…

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Gov Carney’s 16th Modification to State of Emergency Declaration Holds Students & Educators Harmless for Shortened School Year

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Governor John Carney on Sunday signed the sixteenth modification to his State of Emergency declaration, suspending end-of-year evaluations for educators, professional development requirements and assessments due to the suspension of the school year caused by COVID-19. Governor Carney’s latest modification holds Delaware’s students and educators harmless for the shortened school year, also waiving the required learning…

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$45 million in federal funding will go towards education in Maryland

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Over $45 million in federal funding will go towards the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund in Maryland. The full Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone, announced $45,657,990…

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Indian River School District Sets Open Houses

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Schools in the Indian River School District will host a series of open houses during the months of August and September. Open houses will allow students and parents to meet teachers and staff, view class lists and tour school buildings. A number of schools will host multiple sessions, with each session catering to a different…

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Statement From Wicomico School Superintendent on School Safety

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Statement from Dr. Donna C. Hanlin, Superintendent of Wicomico County Schools: This week, media coverage and social media have focused on parent concerns about school safety at Salisbury Middle School. I’d like to assure the community that school safety is an important topic for Wicomico County Public Schools at Salisbury Middle School and in every…

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Wicomico County State of the Schools Address

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Wicomico County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Donna Hanlin delivered her State of the Schools address on Monday. The Superintendent declared that the county’s schools are on the right track, but she says she hopes to elevate their performance with what she’s calling the “Imagine 2022” plan. The three-pronged plan aims to increase accessibility to universal…

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Wicomico County School Open Houses Set

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The new school year is coming soon! Wicomico County Schools will hold open house events the week of Aug. 27 in preparation for the opening of the 2018-2019 school year on Tuesday, Sept. 4, for most students*. Students in grades 1-6 and grade 9 will attend school on Sept. 4. (Exceptions: All grades will attend…

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