- New Castle
District’s request for signs granted
The New Castle Area School District’s request for three signs at Lockley Early Learning Center has been approved. The New Castle Zoning Hearing Board of Appeals granted the district’s request for a variance this week.
Districts awarded grants for police in schools
Laurel and New Castle school districts have been awarded state grants for school resource and police officers. Laurel’s grant is $50,425 and New Castle’s is $53,900, according to state Sen. Elder Vogel.
District seeking sign variance from city
The New Castle Area School District will go before the city’s zoning hearing board next week. The district is seeking a variance to install a permanent 3-by-8 digital message sign in front of the new Lockley Early Learning Center on Scott Street.
In The Schools: New Castle staffers heading to San Diego
New Castle school district personnel are heading to California to continue improving their approach in teaching students to read. The school board Monday gave permission to George Washington Intermediate School principal Joseph Anderson, elementary principal Debra DeBlasio and district facilitators Shelly Bucci and Andrea Martin to attend the Success For All reading conference Feb. 5 to 9 in San Diego.
New Castle board sets makeup days
The New Castle school board has changed its calendar to reflect winter makeup days. Superintendent John Sarandrea noted that because it is still early in the winter, the calendar may have to be adjusted again if weather-related conditions require more cancellations.
Arts academy to appeal after board says no to charter school
The New Castle Arts Academy Charter School plans to contest the New Castle school board’s denial of its charter. The board voted 9-0 Monday to reject the academy’s application to open an arts-infused charter school in the former Days Inn. The action came after a public hearing and public board discussion about the application.
Two injured in school bus accident
Two high school students were injured when a car rear-ended a school bus. New Castle police reported the accident occurred at 10 a.m. Wednesday on Highland Avenue, between Euclid and Sheridan avenues, while the bus, carrying 13 students, was stopped for traffic.
Photo Gallery, Story: Kindergartners have first day at new Lockley
Young eyes were wide with wonder. Four- and 5-year-olds bundled in winter coats, hats, scarves and mittens got off school buses Wednesday morning and walked single file into a brand new school.
Charter school plans ‘almost laughable,’ board member says
New Castle school administrators and board members have articulated why they should reject plans for a charter school. The board’s work session Monday focused on the New Castle Arts Academy Charter School’s preparedness and curriculum — particularly in reading — for the lower grades.
Charter school likely to be rejected
A public hearing for an arts-infused charter school in New Castle has left school district administrators scratching their heads.
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