Board of Education
About the Board
Seven citizens elected by the residents of the Colonial School District serve as the Board of Education. Collectively they set the direction and develop policy for schools that serve approximately 10,000 students. Each lives in a separate election district, though all are elected at large. They serve five-year terms, with the terms staggered so only one or two seats on the board are open yearly. Elections are held in May with newly elected members taking their seats in July.
Besides attending and voting at monthly public meetings, the Board members spend a great deal of time reviewing documents, plans, and issues. They also attend regular workshop meetings at which they explore educational issues. Members are active in state and national organizations, attending seminars and workshops to build their skills and knowledge.
Each June, Board of Education members indicate that students have successfully completed their educational requirements by proudly presenting a diploma to each graduate.
The mission of the Board is to establish policy and align resources to ensure that the district’s professional leadership, in partnership with families and the community, establishes a productive, safe educational environment in which to develop informed, responsible, productive citizens.
The Board will:
- Communicate openly and honestly
- Maintain confidentiality of internal discussions
- Form decisions through consensus
- Support group decisions
Joseph T. Laws
PO Box 346
St Georges, DE 19733
New Castle, DE 19720
Ronald D. Handy, Sr.
3102 New Castle Avenue
New Castle, DE 19720
Meetings will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Building or the auditorium of indicated Middle School unless otherwise announced.
Special meetings may be called periodically.
All meetings will be posted in accordance with state law.
|Regular Meeting Date||Regular Meeting Location|
|July 9, 2019||George Read Middle School|
|August 13, 2019||George Read Middle School|
|September 10, 2019||George Read Middle School|
|October 8, 2019||Gunning Bedford Middle School|
|November 12, 2019||McCullough Middle School|
|December 10, 2019||George Read Middle School|
|January 14, 2020||Gunning Bedford Middle School|
|February 11, 2020||McCullough Middle School|
|March 10, 2020||George Read Middle School|
|April 21, 2020||Gunning Bedford Middle School|
|May 12, 2020||McCullough Middle School|
|June 9, 2020||George Read Middle School|
|July 14, 2020||George Read Middle School|
|August 11, 2020||George Read Middle School|
Board Docs and Meeting Minutes
Beginning June 1, 2011, the Colonial School District began using a paperless Board Agenda software program for providing Board Members, Administrators, and the Public access to the Board Agendas using the Internet.
To access the website, the public should go to www.boarddocs.com/de/colsd/Board.nsf and enter the site in the Public View.