Friday, February 27, 2015

Making sure they stay put

A Victorian-era grave cage or “mortsafe” was intended to keep grave robbers from thieving jewelry or organs from graveyard corpses.  When you have really rotten family members some people used this to make sure they didn't come back.  It could be used in place of the extra large and heavy tombstone placed on the evil person's grave to ensure they couldn't crawl out.  The next time you see a really large tombstone in a cemetery think about that.

Delmar Delaware School Referendum

There is another informational night on Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 in the auditorium.

The vote on the referendum will be March 10th Tuesday from 10Am to 8 PM


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Love The Swiss



Some of the 150 American B-24s and B-17s that ended the war in Switzerland, stored at Dübendorf, where most interned aircraft were stored.
The aircraft were kept in working order by a small maintenance crew who would preflight the engines from time to time, and a team from the US 8th Air Force was allowed to visit in mid-1944 to provide advice on proper care even. A number of the aircraft would be repainted in Swiss colors for their ferry flights to designated storage fields, although several were pressed into service as training aircraft as well. At the end of the war, those planes in working order were returned (those damaged beyond salvage had been scrapped), and the Swiss provided the US government with a bill for maintenance, and the room & board of the crews, eventually settled by the US at the cost of just over $100,000.00.
(Time-Life)
via History! by Zhukov - The Military History Emporium on Tumblr

Delmar High School Principal Moves On

Picked up from Delaware 105.9

Laurel School Board Votes to Relieve Laurel Superintendent John Ewald of His Contract
By Kelli Steele

Updated Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 10:26am

The Laurel School Board is buying out the remaining contract time of Superintendent John Ewald which expires at the end of this year.

Delaware 105-9 has confirmed that because of the recent resolution passed by the Board, Ewald will be relieved of his duties as superintendent, effective March 2.

Current Delmar High School Principal Shawn Larrimore will replace Ewald as superintendent and the current Delmar High School Assistant Principal Ashley Giska will become the assistant superintendent of the Laurel School District, effective July 1.

Ewald began his tenure as superintendent of the Laurel School District on October 1, 2012.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I Am Impressed

I drove to the school tonight in the cold and snow to listen to the information about the referendum but could not find a place to park.  I am impressed, usually the only time you see that many cars is when there is a sport event, I guess finally people are taking an interest in where their money is going.  I will just have to wing it on what I say about the referendum.

Monday, February 23, 2015

School Board Election - 2015

It seems the Delmar School District is the only game in town to write about.  Besides the referendum there is an election coming up for a school board member.  This is a five year elected position.  I think it is David Burton whose term will be up this year, but I could be wrong on that.  Anyone interested has until 4:30 PM March 6th to file for the position. A qualified person seeking to become a candidate for the Board of education should submit a candidate Filing Form to the Department of Elections for Sussex County.

I will have more on this subject in the future.
 

Delmar School District Referendum

Tuesday night at 7 PM Dr. David Ring will have an informational meeting about his referendum for school improvements and an operational budget increase in the school district office/meeting room.  If you live in the Delmar Delaware school district this will be your money he will be asking for so you might as well attend and find out why he wants your money.  So stop looking at cute pictures of bunny rabbits and get out there and protect your money.

There is also a "regular" meeting tonight.  One of the things picked up from Exceptional Delaware https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/tag/delmar-school-district/

is this which I will merely copy from that site;

The Delmar School District Board of Education is considering a parent opt out resolution like the one Capital School District’s Board passed last October.  This resolution would allow a parent to opt their child out of the state assessment, currently the Smarter Balanced Assessment, without any penalty or punishment to the student.
If you are in the area, and would like to support this school board, please attend their meeting tomorrow night, February 23rd and give public comment to support this resolution.  Or you can email their board at the following email addresses:
Shawn Brittingham, President: shawn.brittingham@delmar.k12.de.us
David Burton, Jr., Vice-President: dburtonjr@comcast.net
Thomas Elliott: tomelliott57@gmail.com
Jason Coco: jhrking@comcast.net
Farrah Morelli: farrah3@comcast.net