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Voters will be going to the polls in the Milford School District tomorrow.

If a referendum is approved the school district says it will help deal with a current budget deficit of $1.2 million.

School superintendent Phyllis Kohel told WBOC that this would allow the district to restore cuts in the curriculum and support student safety efforts.

She said over the last three years the school system has drawn around $1.2 million per year from the require reserve fund.

And it has slashed 30 percent across the board affecting construction, operations and athletics.


Shaun Fink has spent much of this year on the Indian River School Board fighting over gay and lesbian issues in the curriculum.

This week he decided to quit the board after “its acquiescence to the homosexual agenda within the district.”

In February the school board adopted a health curriculum that included LGBT terms.

Fink added that while he was leaving he had great affection for his fellow board members.

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Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel “Brave New World” has created a maelstrom in the Cape Henlopen School District where two board members say parents should be able to screen their children’s curriculum for explicit content before they begin classes.

During a meeting last night board members Sandi Minard and Jennifer Burton delivered impassioned arguments saying they were concerned about literature that they said had violence, despair and sexual references.

They said they did not want to ban the book but just alert parents about the material and let them decide.