Lt. Governor Denn in Sussex County Today, Wednesday, September 21st
Presents Academic Achievement Award to Millsboro Middle School
Stops by Georgetown Chamber of Commerce Mixer
Provides Keynote at 45th Anniversary of Manor House in Seaford
DOVER – Today, Lt. Governor Matt Denn will attend events in Sussex County.
The Lt. Governor’s first stop is to present an Academic Achievement Award to Millsboro Middle School. The 5 winners were announced in Wilmington on August 30th, but today, Lt. Governor Denn will present a tribute recognizing the hard work done by the students, teachers, and faculty at Millsboro Middle School. He will be joined by students in an assembly.
These awards, created by legislation spearheaded by the Lt. Governor and passed by the DE General Assembly in 2009, give five public schools each year $150,000 for significantly closing the achievement gap and/or exceeding their adequate yearly progress for two or more consecutive years.
These schools receive $150,000 that parents, administrators, and teachers will decide how to spend. Delaware was the first state in America to take advantage of a clause in the federal Title 1 law to set aside 5% of new Title 1 money to make special awards for excellence, meaning only Title 1 schools are eligible. Awards have to be made for performance in one of two categories: either exceeding AYP for two consecutive years, or showing success in closing the achievement gap. In addition, four of the five schools must be in the top 25% of the state with respect to their population of children in poverty.
Lt. Governor Matt Denn then attends a Georgetown Chamber of Commerce mixer.
He will then make remarks at the 45th anniversary of the Manor House in Seaford. The Manor House has approximately 190 residents in independent and assisted living. The facility provides skilled nursing care and is a much needed resource for seniors in southern Delaware.
Wednesday, September 21
1:00pm – 2:30pm Academic Achievement Award Presentation
Millsboro Middle School
302 E. State Street
4:30pm – 5:00pm Georgetown Chamber of Commerce
Heritage Shores Club
1 Heritage Shores Circle
5:15pm – 6:00pm 45th Anniversary Celebration
1001 Middleford Road