Board announces cut in school taxes
By April Durham
The Delmar School Board has released the 2000-2001 school year tax rate for Delmar High School. The current rate of $3.40 will fall 5 cents, fixing it at $3.35.
Superintendent George Stone said that it has been two years since the rate rose to $3.45 and when it did the district vowed to try to decrease the rate 5 cents a year. Delmar"s tuition tax will hold at 82 cents.
Two members of the school were recognized for their service to the school. Ruth Ellis, who has served as a seventh-grade reading teacher for the school for 24 years, recently retired.
'It has been very easy to be a board member when you"re working with people like you,' said Timothy Smith, Delmar School Board president while presenting a clock and certificate of appreciation for her years of service.
The board also recognized board member Dave Hudson, who has served for five years
as a board member, one year as vice president of the school board and on the
Delmar School Board Association (DSBA). He will step down and will be replaced
by Dave Burton. "Dave came onto the board five years ago. He has represented
this district well and the state of Delaware. His reputation up and down the
state is one of excellence," said Stone. The board voted to employ two new
reading teachers for the upcoming school year. Joann Rush, who has taught
reading in West Virginia for the past 30 years, will come on board as a
sixth-grade reading teacher.
Shay McPhail, who has taught at WorWic Community College, will come on board
as a seventh-grade reading teacher.