Red Clay School District

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8:11 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Improving Low Performance Schools in Red Clay District

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The Red Clay School Board has given the green light to move ahead with trying to turn around its three Priority Schools.

These have been found to have scored the lowest on state tests.

However, in the 6 to 1 vote the board rejected some of the requirements laid down by the state including requiring each teacher to re-apply for their job.

They also turned back a requirement that would have paid the leaders of the schools $160-thousand a year.

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9:02 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Making Up Snow Days in Red Clay School District

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To make up for theĀ  days lost to the snow storms the Red Clay School District will be converting four half-days into full days and add another half-day at the end of the school calendar.

May 9th and June 2nd though the 5th will be now be full days.

And the last day of school will now be June 6th.

Superintendent Merv Daugherty told the Wilmington News Journal that alternatives like reducing spring break or adding minutes to the school day was deemed too disruptive.

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8:46 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Red Clay School District Rejects Moving Special Needs Students to District Feeder Schools

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The Red Clay School Board has rejected a plan to move special-needs students from specialized schools to district feeder schools.

The board voted on the plan in several segments Wednesday night, but none were approved.

Supporters say inclusion for special-needs students gives them a chance to interact more with peers and access resources at traditional schools. But parents have voiced concerns that the plan did not fully ensure students would get the services they need.

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