The STOPit app has been rebranded in the state as the SAFE DE app.

Appo onboards new SAFE DE app for mental health help

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

An app created to stop bullying in schools has been rebranded and expanded to help prevent suicides and connect struggling students with support services.  The SAFE DE app was introduced Wednesday at Appoquinimink’s Middletown High School. Formerly known as the STOPit app, SAFE DE has two new sections: a crisis text line and a resources tab.  The STOPit app originally …

Appoquinimink School District buses

Appo votes to buy 25 buses for fall use

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

  Appoquinimink School District’s board voted unanimously this week to  invest $215,000 in up to 25 new buses by the fall. This will help serve 2,000 students for whom the district has not been able to provide busing. The idea of the district purchasing its own buses instead of relying only on companies that contract with the district to provide …

Appo's Transportation Committee voted to ask the district's school board for 11-25 new buses for next year.

Appo committee to ask school board to buy 25 buses

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Delaware Live, Education

Appoquinimink’s Transportation Committee voted Thursday to buy up to 25 new school buses for fall, as the district’s contractors struggle to find drivers for the 2,000 students who still need to be assigned to buses. Tom Poehlmann, the district’s director of Safety, Security and Operations, originally proposed buying 11 buses to the committee. On Thursday, he said the district needed …

Appo parents told bus drivers may strike as early as Thursday

Betsy PriceHeadlines

Appoquinimink has told parents it expects some bus drivers to be on strike Thursday.   Appoquinimink School District parents were told Wednesday evening that bus drivers had voted down a contract offer and may strike as early as Thursday. The system is now preparing for a strike, which will mean disruptions in bus routes and delays getting students to and …