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I,I i I00lailmlllaiilmmmmaim'm, 2 " TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - THURSDAY,-OCTOI Briefly )) Board member calls for tinting windows Cape Henlopen school board member Spencer Brittingham told the board Thursday, Sept. 24, that some windows in the new high school require mirror tint. He said windows in offices - such as the principars, student resource officer's, nurse's and wellness center's - are clear and do not provide necessary priva- cy. He asked the board for con- sensus to have those windows darkene& School board President Camil- la Conlon said the board needs to take the issue to the next own- er's meeting. She said it has been in the plan to tint those vindows or put shades on them. School board discusses high school class sizes Cape Henlopen human re- sources manager Tim Buckmas- ter told the school board Thurs- day, Sept. 24, that enrollment numbers are on track, and at this point the district will receive ad- ditional funding from the state based on high enrollment. The district had 353 units on Sept. 30 last year,, as of Monday, Sept. 28 this year, the district had 356 units, he said. Buckmaster said a scheduling error resulted in 38 students be- ing put in one math class. That error has been fLxed, and the dis- trict is advertising for an addi- tional math teacher, said Buck- master. Commissioners to hear budget presentation The Rehoboth Beach comm.is- sioners will hold a special meet- ing to discuss the city's budget and financial matters with a presentation by accounting con- sultant Butt Dukes at 8 a.m., Fri- day, Oct. 2, in the city commis- sioners' room. Following the budget meeting, the commissioners will hold a seco! sider and t cons land alteri Fo] sionl meel itenu wastl fundJ publi urdw, ers v the p men deve] ER I 2009- Ld special meeting to c on- a resolution setting a (te [me on a public hearint to ider whether to acceI,t a donation and widenin[; or rig a portion ofThird Stz eet. lowing that, the comis- !rs will hold a workshop ing. Among the agenda are discussion of alterate NEWS chairwoman, and work for a cou- ple of hours on light planting and cleanup. Participants should bring gloves and a rake or shovel, all marked with the owners' names. To organize projects and teams, it would be helpful to contact Hutton in advance by emailing mariefhutton@msn.com or call- water discharge methgds, ing 302-674-5"159, but drop-ins are ng and permitting, and! the also welcome. : hearing scheduled for fiat- ; Nov. 7. The comm00s00on- County seeks input fll also review and discuss recess to act on the recm- on airport policies Lationin the comprehensive " Sussex County recently re- opment plan to rezonel the Reh(,both Elementary Sclool prop :rty. w" An ordinance proposal be" intro iuced to adopt a new ,on- ing n ap and a procedure foz up- datiI g and distributing the map. The :ommissioners will alsoldis- cuss a proposed ordinance hat woti I clarify that stepbac are only required in commerk:ial z0h g districts. Plal iners to hold Oak Gro m site review | 2"I  Rehoboth Beach Plan Corr mission will hold a site Bs" it at  e Oak Grove Motor Curt prol erty, located at 43 Cana ! St., at 1 t ,m., Friday, Oct. 2, j Tt Le owners, Oak Grove Motor Cout Inc., are requesting alma- jor bdivision of the property, divi$ing it into 15 lots ranging fro M 5,020 square feet to 6,362 square feet. Ciiy officials, including the builc g inspector and city engi- neer and the apolieants' rdpre- sent Ltives, will brief the planning com nission on the planned ma- jor s Ibdivision- Vol anteers to to clean up Dewey Beach Oct, 3 T te Dewey Beach Civic Leal ue will host its annua fail tow a beautification day'and clea mp beginning at 8".30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, at Sunset Park. CleJnup will proceed from there to various projects planned by Me Hutton, beautification day leased draft policies for the Sus- sex County Airport and will seek public comment in the weeks ahead. The draft Sussex County Air- port policies document, if adopt- ed, would formalize various rules for use of the general avia- tion field near Georgetown, said Jim Hickin, airport manager. The document largely formal- izes policies already in practice. "The policies ensure Sussex County is meeting state and fed- eral requirements for operations of the airfield," said Hickin. "Most importantly, they provide the flying public and citizens of the county a better understand- ing of how the county manages this important facility." Among other things, the docu- ment sets rules for aircraft oper- ations, fueling, long-term vehicle parking, accident reporting and commercial activities. The poli- cies document is currently in draft form and must be approved by Sussex County Council. The county wili hold a public hearing at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1Z in council chambers. County staff also will be available to dis- cuss the policies at a quarterly airport committee meeting at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, inside the county's administrative of- fices West Complex, 22215 DuPont Highway, Georgetown. To view the document, visit sussexcountyde.gov/about/air- port and select "Draft Airport Policies" on the left side of the page. For additional informa- tion, contact Hickin at 855-7774. Cape Gazette LEWES SOmlER TO BE NAMED GUARD COMMAND CHIEF Police & Fire Wrap-Up)) Rehoboth burglar's meal interrupted Hunger got the best of a 30- year-old Rehoboth Beach man who was arrested on burglary charges Thursday, Sept. 24. Det. Kevin Jones said officers of the Rehoboth Beach Police Department were dispatched to Shag Restaurant on WilmingtOn Avenue at 10"50 pan., for a burgla- ry in progress after a security guard at a nearby hotel saw a suspect climb though one of the restaurant's windows. Officers found Scott Emery in- side, fining himself something to eat. Emery had several liquor bottles in his possession that were stolen from the restaurant. Emery was charged with third- degree burglary, theft and crimi- nal mischief. He was incarcerat- ed at Sussex Correctional Insti- information on Emery to call Jones at 227-2577. Public assist ends with felony DUI charge -State police arrested Ronnie Leslie Jr. Saturday, Sept. 26, after finding him.stopped on the shoulder of the roadway. Cpl. Jaime Dorsey Sterner, state po- lice spokeswoman, said a trooper stopped on Route 1, just south of Route 16, at approximately 2:45 a.m., because there was a Ford FIS0 stopped on the shoulder. The trooper saw the driver was still in the vehicle, so the trooper contacted the driver to see if he needed help. Upon con- tact with the driver, the trooper detected a strong odor of alcohol on the driver's breath. The offi- cer then conducted a DLTI inves- tigation and subsequently arrest- Trainers: New teaching systemoff to good start tution in default of$1,750 secured ed Leslie for felony DUL because bond. he has three previous DUI con- Police believe Emery may also victions. Leslie, 51, of Felton, was 81 ah  gagement," she said. "rhen unscheduled quizzes to see beinvolved with other burglaries committed to Sussex Correction- leah@capegazette.com youllet the kids take owne: ship which students have grasped the involving the theft of alcohol, al Institution in default of $4,000 of the knowledge they'v,: re- material and which ones need The investigation is ongoing. Po- secured bond, pending further A structured program that em- ceiCed, they become the masters extra help. It's also a way to lice are asking anyone with more court action. phazises student involvement is of it Y' she said. keep high-achieving students on transforming classrooms in the T xat can mean letting stu, [ents task, said Sutton. Cape Henlopen School District. teac h, she said, because h." nds- Administrators keep an eye on __ _. ' apment complex on the The program, called Learning on ]earning and sharing ktowl- progress by visiting five class- Corrections )) Wednesday, Oct. 14 agenda. Focused Solutions, originated in edg, lead to better compr(hen- rooms for five minutes each day, e coission is sched, North Carolina 20 years ago, said sior said Thompson. They look to . SALTWATIER. A uledarecommenda-: English/language arts cadre me- S ton said that as part of the see that an essential question has saltwater portrait in the Sept. tion to c'fi A story , " "on  " -- ta Thompson. It's a framework prol :ram, teachers preview les- been made clear to students, and 22edit1 deMmiilyn the Sept.  ech'tion listed the designed to help students sor and help students who have that the class is engaged. Nugent's bright, lively eyes ng date for the agenda achieve continuous, pervasive gap in their knowledge base by There is a heavy emphasis on as blue. They  browrLi success, she said, and has to be prodding them aids. "If you vocabulary, she said. implemented in aU classrooms to hav a student who doesn't know Thompson said teachers are work best. /ffs ven times tables, yo give enthusiastic about the program, i High school guidance coun- himla sheet to use as a helPluntil She said as teachers move i selor Terry Sutton said class- he 'ets it," she said at the Thurs- through the training process, :.: room activities are based in re- day, Sept. 24 school board meet- they learn incorporate one strat- : ..... search. "Learning that lasts ing. egy at a time, adding more as "Emmpson said teachers:give they go along. ..... !' ::!  needs understanding and en-