Colonial is looking to upgrade and renovate its athletic facilities, which can be utilized by the community.

Colonial addresses concerns about sports facilities in tax forum

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

How Colonial School District sports will benefit from a $61 million tax referendum was a common theme among questions during Wednesday’s virtual public forum. District officials fielded queries about the effect of the referendum, which would raise average homeowners taxes by about $250 annually. The money will be used to match state funds of $122 million for maintenance and improvements …

Colonial will host at least one more public meeting leading up to its Feb. 29 referendum.

Colonial forum details proposed tax hike, reassessment effect

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A Colonial School District forum Tuesday about a vote to raise school tax revenue by $61 million also served to ease fears about the effects of property reassessments. “Everyone thinks that ‘Oh my god, my house is gone from this and it’s quadrupled, my taxes are going to skyrocket’, and that would be true except we have to reset the …

Colonial students experiencing homelessness received free haircuts and haircare training Tuesday. (Jarek Rutz/Delaware LIVE News)

Operation Hair Care: Cuts, training for homeless students

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

On Tuesday a steady procession of elementary students climbed into chairs at the Paul Mitchell The School  and were transformed from apprehensive to glowing. The students were participating in Colonial School District’s Operation Hair Care, a program that offers homeless students help with hair and makeup styling. It’s also for students whose families are financially challenged. It involved about 15 …