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School Board elections are May 14

They will be held in eight school districts: Appoquinimink, Christina, Colonial, Red Clay, Delmar, Indian River District 4, Lake Forest and Woodbridge. 

It’s important to learn as much as you can about the candidates running. We will be listing all candidate forums we find so you can hear their views and ask them questions about how they plan to hold the superintendent accountable for educating your children or grandchildren in a safe, positive environment.

Be part of your School Board candidate forums

Join one of these upcoming School Board Candidate Forums to have a unique opportunity to engage directly with the candidates running for the school board and learn more about their platforms, priorities, and vision for our schools. The forums are sponsored by First State Educate.

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They will feature insightful discussions on important issues facing our school district, including education funding, curriculum development, student support services, and more. This is your chance to ask questions, share your concerns, and make informed decisions about who aligns best with your values and will do a good job representing your community on the school board.

CHRISTINA SCHOOL BOARD FORUM

Monday, April 22, 6 to 7 pm

RED CLAY SCHOOL BOARD FORUM

Tuesday, April 30, 6 to 7 pm

APPOQUINIMINK SCHOOL BOARD FORUM

Tuesday April 23, 6 to 7:30 pm

COLONIAL SCHOOL BOARD FORUM

Wednesday, May 1, 6 to 7 pm

School Districts of Failed Referendums Set Dates to Try Again

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Appoquinimink SD referendum goes to voters again on April 23

This will be the second attempt to pass the district’s referendums. The first time the vote was narrowly defeated. Read this Delaware Live story about a School Board member’s assessment of what will happen if the referendum doesn’t pass this time.  Check out the Appo referendum website for the meeting schedule. 

Community Town Hall

    • Tuesday, April 16
    • 6 p.m. at Marion Proffitt Training Center (Board Room)

Cape Henlopen SD tries again on May 21

Cape Henlopen joins the school districts that lost their first referendum vote in trying again, this time on May 21.  No further details about the revised referendum are yet available. 

Smyrna SD sets June 6 for new referendum vote

Details about the revised referendum will be forthcoming when they become available.

Watch highlights from the CRI education forum on the C4DS You Tube channel

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Six-minute clips by topic are now
available on the C4DS You Tube channel.
Kent County Town Hall Video 2023

The Kent County Save Our Schools town hall in May 2023 featured the following speakers in this order:

  • Academic Scores in Delaware: Dr. Tanya Hettler, Caesar Rodney Institute
  • Parental Rights & Involvement: Dr. Elana Fishbein, No Left Turn in Education
  • School Safety: Dr. Beth Conaway, retired principal and educator
  • Teacher Shortages: Celeste Bunting, Indian River School District
  •  School board candidates who attended the town hall were given an opportunity to introduce themselves.
 (1 hour 50 minutes)
Where are the parents in this fight for their children's education?

Dr. Elana Fishbein, founder of No Left Turn in Education, asks during the town halls: what happened to all the parents who would jump in front of a bus for their children? 

Why are they afraid to publicly stand up for their kids? C4DS would like to understand it better. Feel free to submit your feedback below.

(2:14 minutes)

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Your source for events and opportunities to get informed and involved

School Board elections will be held in eight school districts: Appoquinimink, Christina, Colonial, Red Clay, Delmar, Indian River District 4, Lake Forest and Woodbridge. 

It’s important to learn as much as you can about the candidates running. We will be listing all candidate forums we find so you can hear their views and ask them questions about how they plan to hold the superintendent accountable for educating your children or grandchildren in a safe, positive environment.

Mark Your Calendars: May 14 is School Board Elections

Citizens for Delaware Schools has released its 2024 Voters Guide for the upcoming School Board elections. All candidates were asked to complete a survey that will inform voters about candidates’ positions on current education issues. The Guide is posted on this site.

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Watch highlights from the CRI education forum on the C4DS You Tube channel

back view of audience listening to 3 people, with one holding a microphone
Six-minute clips by topic are now
available on the C4DS You Tube channel.
Kent County Town Hall Video 2023

The Kent County Save Our Schools town hall in May 2023 featured the following speakers in this order:

  • Academic Scores in Delaware: Dr. Tanya Hettler, Caesar Rodney Institute
  • Parental Rights & Involvement: Dr. Elana Fishbein, No Left Turn in Education
  • School Safety: Dr. Beth Conaway, retired principal and educator
  • Teacher Shortages: Celeste Bunting, Indian River School District
  •  School board candidates who attended the town hall were given an opportunity to introduce themselves.
 (1 hour 50 minutes)
Where are the parents in this fight for their children's education?

Dr. Elana Fishbein, founder of No Left Turn in Education, asks during the town halls: what happened to all the parents who would jump in front of a bus for their children? 

Why are they afraid to publicly stand up for their kids? C4DS would like to understand it better. Feel free to submit your feedback below.

(2:14 minutes)

Play Video

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