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Cape Gazette NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 6- MONDAY. APRIL 9. 2012 17 Effort under way to prevent last year's chaos By Melissa Steele School District. District transportation offi- cials are getting a jump on next Rehoboth Elementary School year's busing schedule with students could start school as hopes of eliminating chaos that early as 7:30 a.m: next year under erupted when school started last a new busing plan under consid- fall. "Our goal is to have a smooth eration by CaPe Henlopen start. We're not going to relive last September," said Superinten- dent Kevin Carson. Plans call for using some buses to serve two elementary schools - commonly referred to as dou- ble bus runs by transportation officials. Buses involved in dou- ble runs pick up and drop off stu- dents at one school, and immedi- ately leave for a pick-up and drop-off route for another school, said Brian Bassett, direc- tor of administrative services, Last fall, the district imple- mented h new, computerized sys- tern to create bus routes, but when more than 100 students en- rolled at the last minute, the bus routes became unmanageable. Some bus routes exceeded more than an hour in each direction. "We've spent the last few months cleaning up data in the Continued on page 19 cation days. iJewey Main said some of his favorite events are the civic league-host- Continued from page 14 ed happy hours, organized by board member Paul Bauer. vice president and Steve Huse Before town council signed an was elected to replace long time agreement with developer Treasurer Bob Duncan. Main Dewey Beach Enterprises to re- said in his letter Duncan plans to develop Ruddertowne, town retire from-the board of direc- council meetings were often tors. "We all deeply appreciate filled with heated exchanges be- his dedicated service to our corn- tween those who supported the munity over many years," Main redevelopment and those who wrote, did not. During his term, Main said, he Main said the league purpose- tried to actively involve all mem- ly scheduled happy hours on the bers of the civic league board of same weekends as town meet- directors. "That's something ings. "In an effort to heal things," that hadn't been in place," he he said. "We tried to let people said. know they can be friends even if For example, Main said, board they disagree:' member Steve Montgomery was Main said he plans to remain in charge of the November holi- an active member of the league's day tree-lighting event, and board of directors. He said he board member Bobbi Turk was hopes to boost membership in responsible for the September the next several years. For more Dewey Beach candidates' forum, information, or to join Dewey Secretary Marie Hutton organiz- Beach Civic League, visit dewey- es spring and fall town beautifi- uyt' --s ers destroyed much of the oyster crop, and leases for harvesting reverted to the state. Only one Continued from page 12 lease remained in the1980s; it re- verted back to the state after the "We're seeing good oysterlessee died. growth and survival," he said. Proponents understand they'll "This shows there's larvae living be starting from scratch but say in our bays, and that's leading us reopening the Inland Bays oyster into the future." beds for harvest would be worth It would also be a link to the the effort. The potential econom- past. ic impact is too great to ignore, Oyster harvesting in the 19th Chalabala said. century was so profitable it was "It's a no-brainer, multi-million referred to as the white gold of dollar money-maker that other Delaware. Disease in the 1960s states are doing," he said. The Old Screen Door in Lewes BOOTHS FOR RENT for Artists & Antique Vendors One of a kind vintage finds. Outdoor Flea Market Tables also available. 209 Monroe Avenue on the way to The Cape May-Lewes Ferry Freeman Highway For more information, call 302-827-2149