Welcome to the Colonial School District located in New Castle, Delaware. Colonial is a grades K to 12 public school district. The district vision is Every Student College and Career Ready. By the time your child graduates from the Colonial School District, he or she will have the competitive edge over other Delaware high school students to enroll in post secondary institutions, obtain scholarships, and have licensed certificates to apply for a variety of jobs and careers throughout Delaware and the nation.
Notice of Board Vacancy
At its meeting of August 12, 2014, the Colonial School District Board of Education declared a vacancy from Nominating District D. The Board of Education will accept nominations of candidates for appointment to the Board as a representative of Nominating District D which is bounded by Route 58 on the south; Route 273 on the west; Marsh Lane on the north; and Route 40 on the east. A detailed map of the district is available at the New Castle County Board of Elections website: http://electionsncc.delaware.gov/Colonial/co_mbr.shtml .
Written nominations may be sent to the Executive Secretary of the Board, Dr. D. Dusty Blakey, at the Colonial School District Administration Building, 318 E. Basin Road, New Castle, DE 19720, through 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 10, 2014. Nomination forms may be obtained by contacting the Superintendent’s office.
The person appointed will serve until June 30, 2015. An election will be held in May, 2015 to select a person who will serve until June 30, 2020.
For additional information, call the Superintendent’s office at 323-2710.
Message from the Superintendent
Colonial Community, Staff, Parents and Students:
I am humbled and honored to be selected to lead the Colonial School District during a time of change and reform. The Colonial School District is a district on the move. It is our goal to lead the way for the State of Delaware and the entire nation as a model for comprehensive educational reform and increased student academic achievement. In achieving these goals, we will combine many great Colonial traditions of the past with innovative programming to provide comprehensive 21st century educational opportunities for all students. We all know that systemic change takes time, but with the continued support of a committed and focused staff, outstanding students, and an engaged community, we will undoubtedly achieve our goals.
I deeply believe in a quality and comprehensive education for all students. Colonial is known not only for its forward-thinking educational focus and its outstanding extracurricular programs, but also for a positive and collaborative approach to education and problem solving with all district stakeholders. I take very seriously that you have entrusted the young people of this community to our care and expect that our staff, in all areas, model the ideals of respect to all, as well as give their best to our students day in and day out.
As we move into the next chapter of Colonial School District’s journey, it is my mission to maintain and expand a more rigorous teaching and learning environment that centers on providing all students with the skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century. This includes partnering with our local business community, institutions of higher education, and engaging the community as a whole as we strive to ensure an education that provides students with a sense of belonging while helping them to grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially. It is my mission, and the mission of Colonial School District, to make sure that every student graduates from high school with the habits of mind and skills necessary to be successful in life, as well as being college and career ready.
I look forward to beginning this work and collaborating with the entire Colonial community to achieve our mission.
D. Dusty Blakey, Ed.D
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