Delaware City, County Schools Recognized With Purple Star Awards

1 Sep , 2021  

By 1808Delaware, Ohio Department of Education

The students and staff at Delaware City Schools’ Schultz Elementary have plenty of reason to be proud this week.

That school joined a long line of Delaware County school buildings that have been recognized by the Ohio Department of Education for their efforts in supporting connections between the community and those in the armed services. In the case of Schultz, that means receiving a Purple Star Award.

The Purple Star Award for military-friendly schools recognizes schools that show a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. Schools that earn the award will receive a special Purple Star recognition to display on site. More…

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Delaware Schools Launches New Website

29 Jul , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

In the second decade of the twenty-first century, websites are an important component of how organizations, local governments, and businesses connect to the world. Social media works well for timely notices, but in-depth information sharing requires a means to present important information in an easy-to-find manner.

That clearly was the aim for Delaware City Schools in the recent launch of its brand-new website.

Not only have graphics changed, but so has the way that information is presented. The home page has a set of quick access links including student, parent, and staff portals; a staff directory; a link to lunch menus; and details on school safety. More…

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Delaware Schools Hears Positive Financial Forecast

18 May , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

When Delaware Schools Treasurer Melissa Swearingen shared forecast numbers for the District for the next five years, the mood was upbeat.

That’s what happens when projections change in a positive direction.

In this case, it’s the Five Year Forecast for Delaware City Schools, which must be filed before May 31. Swearingen led members of the Board of Education at their regular meeting on Monday night in a review of what has changed since the last required Forecast was adopted and submitted in November of last year. More…

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Two Delaware Schools To Receive Purple Star Award

30 Jan , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

The Ohio Department of Education has announced that 31 Ohio schools will receive the coveted Purple Star Award this school year.

Two of those schools are in the Delaware City School DistrictWoodward Elementary and Dempsey Middle School.

The Purple Star designation recognizes schools that demonstrate a significant commitment to serving students and families connected to the United States armed forces. The list of new statewide awardees is available on the Ohio Department of Education’s Purple Star School webpage. More…



Delaware Schools Board Members Hear Some Good Financial News

18 Aug , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

Some good news at back-to-school time.

During their regular meeting on Monday evening at the Willis Education Center, members of the Delaware City Schools Board of Education received some good financial news from District Treasurer Melissa Swearingen.

The news came from a review of the Fiscal Year 2020 End of Year Report.

In presenting facts and figures, Swearingen compared line items in that Report with the District Five Year Forecast adopted back in May. With one exception, the actual numbers were better than those estimated at the time. More…



Delaware Board Looks To The Future WIth Unknowns In Play

20 May , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware Staff

When the Delaware City Schools Board of Education met on Monday evening, they joined boards of education around the state in trying to plan for the future in an unpredictable time.

Noting that the requirement nevertheless exists under the Ohio Revised Code for the Board of Education to adopt a Five Year Forecast, District Treasurer Melissa Swearingen led members on the review of finances and projections.

Described as a “snapshot” of what is known today, the presentation focused on what is expected in terms of revenues and expenditures. More…

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Life in Delaware County

A Thanksgiving Story: Delaware Unites For Fight Against Hunger Games

28 Nov , 2019  

In the end, it wasn’t even a close contest: Delaware County employees and Delaware City Schools students united for the 5th annual Fight Against Hunger Games and provided 225 Thanksgiving meal kits to their neighbors in need. They also restocked the Pacer Pantry, a local food bank, with the extra donations collected over the last month. Hunger didn’t stand a chance. More…

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Local Program To Boost Academic Performance Gets A Financial Boost

6 Aug , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Education has announced the grantees awarded federal funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) program. One of those recipients is Delaware City Schools.

The program creates or expands community learning centers that provide academic enrichment and youth development opportunities for students who attend predominantly high-poverty and low-performing schools. More…

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Delaware Teacher Recognized In Educator Of The Year Awards

16 Jul , 2019  

Instructure has announced the winners of its inaugural Educator of the Year Awards at the annual InstructureCon edtech conference. One of those recipients, chosen from educators across the country, was a teacher with Delaware City Schools.

Building on the success of the 2018 awards, the Educator of the Year Awards recognizes outstanding educators working to further teaching as well as shape the next generation of students. This year’s six winners represent education innovation in both the K-12 and higher education fields. More…

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Delaware, Schools

City Council, School Board To Hold Joint Meeting

28 Jan , 2019  

Monday evening brings the annual joint meeting of the City Council of the City of Delaware and the Delaware City Schools Board of Education.

During the meeting, the published agenda indicates that the joint bodies will discuss the following: More…



Delaware Schools Seek Public Input On 2019-2020 District Calendar

10 Nov , 2018  

On October 22, Delaware City Schools held a public hearing on a proposed calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. This hearing was held pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code, and required at least 30 days before the calendar is officially considered. More…



Updated: Delaware Police Investigating Threat After School Contact; Individual In Custody Reportedly Identified

8 Nov , 2018  

Updated 12:20 p.m. on Thursday, November 8; first posted on Wednesday, November 7:

From the Delaware Police Department:

Officials with Delaware City Schools contacted the Delaware Police Department Wednesday afternoon after students had come forward with information about an individual that may cause harm to others. More…