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Cape Gazette NEWS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2"1- MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014 3S e Vote expected at future meeting By Melissa Steele across all grade levels. Board President Andy Lewis said as- signments should be uniform by After a summer of criticism grade level across the district. that reached national levels over That is, he said, if sixth-grade st-u- the removal of a book from a dents at one middle school have summer reading list, Cape Hen- a summer assignment, those at lopen school board members the other middle school should are working on a new policy on have the same assignment and summer assignments, expectations. In June, the board removed The policy requires that as- "The Miseducation of Cameron signments are aligned With Post" from a high school reading current educational standards list after nearly a dozen parents and consistent across all grade complained about profanity, sex levels and schools. and drug use throughout the Lewis said he would like to book. see the summer assignments The board later reinstated the posted on the district or school book but then removed the entire websites; director of curriculum list after other parents corn- and instruction Michael Kelley plained about similar issues with said notice would be included other books on the list. Also at with third marking period report issue: no one in the district could cards to give ample time for re- explain how the books had been view. The policy states summer chosen, reading requirements will be "Obviously we're in this po- published by April 15 each year. sition now because of what Citizens of the schoolcommu- happened with Cameron Post," nity who wish to challenge the said board member ]en Burton, required or suggested materials during discussion of the new may do so by May15 by using the policy in September. challenge process provided by The policy covers any summer the district, the proposed policy assignment given to students reads. Cemetery Continued from page 34 Sarah Tapman, who works in the kitchen at Stockley, attended the ceremony in remembrance of a nephew buried there. "He died a horrible death," she said. Now, however, he rests quietly in this peaceful place in Sussex, accompanied most of the time by only the deer that occasion- ally wander out of the woods, the buzzards and hawks that wheel in the sky above, and the clouds of summer and winter that show no preference for rich or poor. Board policy states challeng- es must be submitted to the school principal in writing using a request for reconsideration of library and instructional materi- als form available at the school office. The process includes a com- mittee review of the material in question followed by a written decision sent to the complainant " and other district officials. The board will possibly discuss and vote on the summer assign- ment policy at a future board meeting. To: OC, DC, NYC, BWI, JFK, pHL, etc. ALL Ai o s, Train Stations, 5tadlu s & Ven . Chauffeured Cars, Vans, Buses Real Transportation Lo T, USDOT certified / Heavily Insured 302.227. i 197 Original Since 1970 6727 Hwy. I, Located behind The Surfing Crab I/2 mile north of Nassau Bridge Winterizing Shrinkwrapping Trailer Repairs Full Service Facility Lighted & Secure Storage Service Storage Parts & Accessories Phone: 302-645-7066 FRIGIDAIRE GALLERY. .......... November 29th is Small Business Saturday* Aday to celebrate and support the small businesses in your community. Henlopen Appliance is proud to take part in Small Business Saturday, and we're encouraging everyone to Shop Small here on November 29th. We're having a special Small Business Saturday offer! All purchases on Saturday, November 29th will receive: Free Delivery, Free Installation, and Free Removal, Plus, take advantage of savings up to 65% off MSRP during our Floor Model Clearance Sale. the Let's mare this November 29th biggest day of the year for small bush]ess. Owned & "EKoelience Matters" Operaled by Trevor & Amy Vest Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5:00 Saturday 8:30 - h00 Other Hours By Appointment 302.645.8930 33506 Crossing Ave, Unit 2 Lewes, DE 19958 Behind Walgreen's