Speak Up: Smyrna School District superintendent takes leave of absence


After months of controversy, the Smyrna School District announced Saturday that Superintendent Patrik Williams would be taking a leave of absence, effective immediately. The Smyrna School District board of education held an emergency meeting Saturday as a result of a sudden matter that could not be delayed to a later date. At the conclusion of the meeting, SSD announced that Mr. Williams would be taking a leave of absence, and Assistant Superintendent Deborah Judy would assume duties as interim superintendent.

Editor’s note: The Smyrna School District announced Thursday that superintendent, Patrik Williams, will be retiring Aug. 1.

  • Trust me, high schoolers have said and done much more than is written in Toni Morrison’s books. They are not babies, and it is time to cut the apron strings and allow them to grow, learn and take their place in this world. — Lynn Redwine

Online voter guide letter response

“In hopes of reversing the historically poor turnout and helping voters navigate these important races, the League of Women Voters of Delaware has launched its user-friendly VOTE411 online guide — vote411.org.”

  • I love the VOTE411 guide. All the candidate information in one place, so I don’t have to search all over the internet for it before voting. — Kim Wells
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