Christina School District

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The Christina School District is a public school district located in Newark, Delaware. It is the largest public school system in Delaware. Its administrative offices were formerly housed in the Old Newark Comprehensive School.

Schools[edit]

High Schools: Christiana High School, Glasgow High School, and Newark High School.

Middle Schools: Bayard, Gauger-Cobbs, Kirk and Shue-Medill

Elementary Schools: Bancroft, Brader, Brookside, Downes, Elbert-Palmer, Gallaher, Jones, Keene, Leasure, Maclary, Marshall, McVey, Porter Road, Pulaski, Smith, Stubbs, West Park, Wilson

Special School: Delaware Autism Program-Brennen School, Delaware School for the Deaf, Douglass School, Networks Career Training Program, R.E.A.C.H., Sarah Pyle Academy

Controversy[edit]

The District has been criticized for its strict interpretation of its “no weapons” policy. In 2009 it suspended a six-year-old for taking a Cub Scout camping utensil to school and wanted to send the child to its alternative placement school for 45 days as punishment.[1] In 2007 the District expelled a seventh-grade girl for using a utility knife to cut windows out of a paper house for a class project. In 2011 a seventh grader was suspended and almost expelled for dying her hair.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Urbina, Ian (October 11, 2009). "It’s a Fork, It’s a Spoon, It’s a ... Weapon?". The New York Times. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 

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