Teacher absenteeism is affecting different districts in unique ways.

Teacher absenteeism calls for staff flexibility, strategies

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A human resources director for the largest school district in Sussex County shocked a House Education Committee hearing in April when she told them about 300 of its 1,000 educators are off on any given school day. About 800 of those educators are teachers, and their absenteeism rains down problems for the district, said Celeste Bunting, director of human resources …

Milford's school taxes are going down .6% for next year.

Milford votes to decrease taxes for next year

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Residents of the Milford School District are officially getting a tax decrease for the seventh straight year. After the district’s chief financial officer Sara Hale presented the tax proposal for the 2023-24 school year at the school board’s June meeting (to much applause and gratitude from members), the board voted unanimously Monday night to approve next year’s tax rate.  “Since …

Milford Schools propose tax decrease for 7th straight year

Jarek Rutz

Residents in the Milford School District could have yet another tax decrease next year, which would be the seventh straight year the district has approved a decrease. Sara Hale, chief operating officer of the district, presented school tax rate data to the district’s school board Monday reflecting a tax decrease of .6% for next year. Most notably, the district is …