The Caesar Rodney mother suing a student and father over a dodgeball game incident involving her son, will have a pretrial hearing Dec. 12 at 9 a.m.

Caesar Rodney mom suing over son’s assault finally finds lawyer

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

India Scott, a Caesar Rodney School District mother suing a father and son over injuries her son received in gym class, has found a lawyer.  Scott was told to do that in a pretrial hearing Aug. 22 by Court of Common Pleas Judge Anne E. Hartnett, who gave her a deadline of Oct. 3.  After being turned down for months, …

Eco-friendly buses

5 lucky districts get help with new eco-friendly buses

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Bruce Ashby, transportation supervisor at Capital School District, said his office didn’t ask for state help in getting three new electric buses and one propane one. But he will be delighted to get them. Electric and propane buses are said to be more environmentally friendly than gasoline-powered ones because they release less carbon dioxide as the fuel burns. Ashby said …

India Scott is suing Alex and Finn Dyer for an incident that involved Finn and her son, Charles, during a dodgeball game.

Caesar Rodney student, father sued over gym dodgeball incident

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

The mother of a Caesar Rodney School District seventh-grader has sued another parent claiming his son repeatedly hit her son during a gym class game of dodgeball, leaving her child with a traumatic brain injury and medical expenses. On April 29, India Scott, mother of Charles Cottman, filed the lawsuit against Alex Dyer and his son, ninth-grader Finn Dyer, asking …

Caesar Rodney summer reading program

Caesar Rodney debuts ‘100-minute’ reading challenge

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  The Riders of Caesar Rodney School District have saddled up to corral a higher number of summer reading minutes. And in doing so, the students just might lasso some of the hundreds of dollars worth of prizes as a reward.  Until Friday July 22, kindergarten to grade 12 students in any of Caesar Rodney’s 13 schools can participate in …

Appo, Caesar Rodney school board forums explore candidate views

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  The school board forums being held by a coalition of 10 education-related organizations continued Monday night with Appoquinimink and Caesar Rodney At Appo, Nichelle DeWitt and Shawn Rohe answered questions put to them by a moderator, but didn’t interact with each other, as planned by the forum organizers. At Caesar Rodney, only one candidate participated, Lorenzo Hopkins. The other …

Meet school board candidates in 6 upcoming virtual forums

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Upcoming school board forums will allow community members to meet, question school board candidates. Photo by Element5 Digital.   Meet the candidates in 6 upcoming school board forums Delaware school board election forums kick off tomorrow, with six being held during the next two weeks so community members can meet their district’s candidates and hear their thoughts. With only 10% …

National tour to celebrate Delaware’s shift in math education

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Three Delaware schools are getting a visit from a national tour highlighting changes in teaching math.   Caesar Rodney, Brandywine, and Appoquinimink school districts will welcome a national tour this month that celebrates the high level of mathematics learning in Delaware. The Knowledge Matters Campaign chose Delaware as the first stop, and it’s the first time the First State has …