Indian River School District

IRSD slims workforce

The Indian River School District (IRSD) has eliminated several positions in the wake of a budget crunch associated with the completion of the district’s two high schools.

District representatives put a positive spin on it, saying they hoped attrition (normal turnover — better offers elsewhere, for instance), retirements and the lapse of limited-term contracts would close the gap.

School board candidate advocates inclusion

Ocean View resident Lloyd Elling is strong on social consciousness, in business and in life. He went into special education for adults with disabilities with this philosophy in mind: “You can either hate it, or you can see the value that exists in those people.”
Elling is challenging Indian River School District (IRSD) School Board Member Dr. Donald Hattier for the District 4 seat

A different angle

School board candidate offers alternative take

Wilbert “Will” Laird is a newcomer to Sussex County.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pa., Laird attended Point Park College (business/math) and George Washington University (operations research) en route a 35-year career with the federal government.

Tournament brings in scholarship funds

The Beta Sigma Phi sorority, Alpha Eta chapter, has raised enough money at their first-ever golf tournament to fund not one, but two, $5,000 scholarships for graduating Indian River High School seniors.

Deadline nears for School Board ballots

Anyone who will need to vote by absentee ballot in the upcoming Indian River School District (IRSD) School Board election will need to take certain steps — as soon as possible.

Residents of IRSD Districts 3 and 4 will vote for their candidate of choice on Tuesday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

District details homestretch at Indian River

The new Indian River High School is almost, nearly, practically complete.
Work has taken longer than expected, and has cost more than originally anticipated. However, according to Indian River School District (IRSD) personnel, there’s a simple explanation — the project has grown over time.

IRSD wins state award

The Indian River School District’s Meet the Challenge program has been named a 2005 winner of the prestigious Superstars in Education Award given by the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce.

Bunting brings teacher's perspective

Former Teacher of the Year brings expertise of classroom to board

Incumbent School Board Member Nina Lou Bunting knows teaching.
Bunting is a relative newcomer to Indian River School District (IRSD) governance — she’s running for re-election to her second (three-year) term on the School Board.

Mitchell signs on to IRSD school board

Last year, 2004, was the Indian River School District’s (IRSD’s) biggest ever for capital improvements. It was probably also the biggest year ever for glitches, construction budget overruns, crews going for lunch and never coming back, etc.

This year has started out with a bang as well.

IRSD approves 2005-06 calendar

School board also hears progress of two high schools

Students in the Indian River School District (IRSD) will still be able to work (or play) until Labor Day next year.
However, unlike this year, they should be out before the third week of June.

The IRSD settled on the 2005-2006 calendar format at the March 22 School Board meeting.

IRHS students excel

Nine students from Indian River High School have qualified for the Business Professionals of America 2005 National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Cal. on April 21-25.

Students now being registered for musical theater training

Clear Space Productions is now accepting applications for its Musical Theater Summer Intensive program, which will take place from July 5 to 15, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the 9th Grade Campus of Cape Henlopen High School, 820 Savannah Rd. in Lewes. The cost for the two-week program, serving K-12 students, is $250. For an application call (302) 644-3810.

Indian River announces second quarter honor students

The following students were recognized for their academic achievements during the second marking period at Indian River High School:

High Honors (Grade between 93-100)
SENIORS

Students now being registered for musical theater training

Clear Space Productions is now accepting applications for its Musical Theater Summer Intensive program, which will take place from July 5 to 15, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the 9th Grade Campus of Cape Henlopen High School, 820 Savannah Rd. in Lewes. The cost for the two-week program, serving K-12 students, is $250. For an application call (302) 644-3810.

Suit filed against school district

When the possibility of a lawsuit against the Indian River School District and its school board arose in the fall of 2004, Rutherford Institute President John W. Whitehead told the Coastal Point his organization would in some respects welcome a suit that could go to the U.S. Supreme Court — just to finally have a definitive legal decision on the issue of school board prayer.

Band director lauds IRHS musical stars

More than a dozen Indian River High School students played and sang their way into All-State band and chorus this year, and Department Chair Mark Marvel made no secret of his pride in the talented young musicians.

School to seek Ocean View annexation

Members of the Indian River School District’s school board voted 6-0 Tuesday night to pursue annexation of Lord Baltimore Elementary School into the town of Ocean View.

Four seats open on school board

Two incumbents have filed for re-election to their seats on the Indian River School District school board. Dr. Donald G. Hattier, a resident of Dagsboro, has filed for another three-year term in his District 4 seat. Nina Lou Bunting, also of Dagsboro, has filed for an additional three-year term in her District 3 seat.