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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.


There will be a public meeting about the "School Choice" program on 
Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the George Read Middle School starting promptly at 6:30 p.m.


The Colonial Board of Education will hold a public meeting for the purpose of considering a waiver of the provisions of the following two sections of Title 14 of the Delaware Code (14 Del.C., §§1704 and 1705A) for all district schools. 

  1. 14 Del.C., §1704 requires the assignment of 98 percent of Division I teaching units generated by actual student enrollment on the last school day in October be assigned to the school generating the teaching units.
  2. 14 Del.C., §1705A restricts the number of students assigned to core academic subjects (English/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies) in grades kindergarten through three (K-3) to a teacher/student ratio of one to 22 (1:22) on the last school day in October.

The Board may waive these provisions following public notice, public input, and a Board meeting.

A public meeting of the Colonial Board of Education will be held on November 18, 2014 for the purpose of considering the matter of a waiver for each of the above provisions and other regular business of the Board.  Individuals may submit written comments on these matters to the Office of the Superintendent, Colonial School District, Administration Building, 318 E. Basin Road, New Castle, Delaware 19720-4214, by 4:00 p.m. by Friday, October 31, 2014.



A public meeting of the Colonial School District Board of Education


7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Auditorium, McCullough Middle School, 20 Chase Avenue, New Castle, DE


To vote on whether to waive the provisions of Title 14 of the Delaware Code

(14 Del.C., §§1704 and 1705A) for the 2014-2015 school year.



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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