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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.

Mission Statement
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.

Expectations
The Board will:

  • Communicate openly and honestly
  • Maintain confidentiality of internal discussions
  • Form decisions through consensus
  • Support group decisions

Links

Joseph T. Laws

Joseph T. Laws

President

PO Box 346
St Georges, DE  19733
(302) 834-8687

joseph.laws@colonial.k12.de.us

Richard W. Schiller, Jr.

Richard W. Schiller, Jr.

Vice President

1202 Washington Street
New Castle, DE  19720
(302) 323-1909

richard.schiller@colonial.k12.de.us

Bobby Benjamin

Bobby Benjamin

Board Member

3102 New Castle Avenue
New Castle, DE  19720
(302) 655-0684

bobby.benjamin@colonial.k12.de.us

Leo B. Magee, Sr.

Leo B. Magee, Sr.

Board Member

6 Jamestown Drive
Bear, DE 19701
(302) 750-6708

leo.magee@colonial.k12.de.us

Lucy Kennedy

Lucy Kennedy

Board Member

7 Angola Rd.
New Castle, DE  19720
328-0720

margaret.kennedy@colonial.k12.de.us

Tim Suber

Tim Suber

Board Member

7 Clyde Circle
New Castle, DE  19720

tim.suber@colonial.k12.de.us

Regular Meetings are normally the Second Tuesday of Each Month

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.

** This is the 3rd Tuesday of the month, the 2ndTuesday is Veteran’s Day Holiday.

Regular Meeting DateRegular Meeting Location
April 18, 2018Gunning Bedford Middle School
May 8, 2018McCullough Middle School
June 12, 2018George Read Middle School
July 10, 2018George Read Middle School
August 14, 2018George Read Middle School