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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.

The Board will:

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


Joseph T. Laws

Joseph T. Laws


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

District F

Lucy Kennedy

Lucy Kennedy

Vice President

7 Angola Rd.
New Castle, DE  19720

District B

Ronald D. Handy, Sr.

Ronald D. Handy, Sr.

Board Member

3102 New Castle Avenue
New Castle, DE 19720

District A

Chris Piecuch

Chris Piecuch

Board Member

19 Caxton Dr.
New Castle, DE  19720

District D

Leo B. Magee, Sr.

Leo B. Magee, Sr.

Board Member

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

District E

Robin Crossan

Robin Crossan

Board Member

903 Clydesdale Dr.
Bear, DE 19701

District G

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.

Regular Meeting DateRegular Meeting Location
July 28, 2020Zoom
August 11, 2020Zoom
September 08, 2020Zoom
October 13, 2020Gunning Bedford
November 10, 2020McCullough
December 08, 2020George Read
January 12, 2021Gunning Bedford
February 09, 2021McCullough
March 09, 2021George Read
April 13, 2021Gunning Bedford
May 11, 2021McCullough
June 08, 2021George Read
July 06, 2021George Read
August 10, 2021George Read

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 and enter the site in the Public View.

Board Policy Manual

000- Organization

100 – Programs

200 – Students

300 – Personell

400- Business

500 – Property

600 – Operations

700 – Community/School Relations