News Briefs

March 5, 2013
Public radio meetings set at Salisbury University

Salisbury University’s Public Radio Committee will hold a special meeting to vote on a recommendation to transfer ownership of WSCL-FM’s and WSDL-FM’s Federal Communi­cations Commision licenses.

The licenses would be trans­ferred from Salisbury University Foundation to Salisbury Univer­sity. The committee will meet at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, in the Frederick Room at Salis­bury University.

Salisbury University Founda­tion Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. the same day in the Montgomery Room to consider and vote on the committee’s recommendation. Both meetings are in the Commons building and are open to the public.

Sussex council awards nonprofit grants

Sussex County Council awarded the following coun­cilmanic grants at its Feb. 26 meeting: $3,500 to historic soci­ety committees from the towns of Fenwick Island, South Betha­ny, Bethany Beach, Ocean View and Millville; $750 to Chamber of Commerce of Greater Milford for its Riverwalk Festival; $500 to Delaware Senior Olympics to­ward the purchase of two AEDs and first aid kits; and $1,000 to Delaware National Guard Youth Camp. Council presents grants to nonprofit agencies providing services in the county.

LWV sets Sussex school financing forum for March 16

The League of Women Voters of Sussex County will sponsor a forum examining Equity in Sussex County Public School Financing from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 16, at George­town Public Library.

Dr. Nancy Feichtl, a local educator with vast and varied experience in almost every area of school administration in Sus­sex, will explain the origin of the problem.

Former Sen. George Bunting will also contribute his ideas for reassessment. District school boards have been invited to par­ticipate as well. While more money does not necessarily guarantee a bet­ter school, lack of money can hamstring a school for a variety of reasons, which will also be considered.

Since nearly half of Sussex County’s schools are located in areas struggling with poverty, it is important that the inequity be corrected, league spokespersons noted.

No children in Sussex County schools? Anyone planning on staying in the county has an in­vestment in having an educated population, capable of providing the skills and services expected.

Everyone has a stake in an educated population that will be working and paying the taxes which support those same ser­vices.

This is the problem of all who care about children and Sussex County and the country. For details contact Jo Klinge, or 302-753-8439.

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