School Closures For Corporal Ballard’s Funeral

Christina School District

Parents: Road Closures May Affect Bus Routes on Friday, May 5
Road closures, including a section of northbound I-95 and streets in Wilmington, are planned on the morning of Friday, May 5 due to the memorial service for Corporal Stephen Ballard at the Chase Center on the Wilmington riverfront. Parents should be advised that this could cause traffic delays, which may affect the timing of bus routes to and from school. The Christina Transportation Department is putting a plan in place to minimize disruptions as much as possible.

New Castle County Vo-Tech

We have been informed that on Friday morning, May 5th, portions of Route 1 North and I 95 North will be closed in preparation of funeral services for fallen Delaware State Trooper, CPL Stephen J. Ballard. Traffic will be diverted in these areas between the times of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., and then again between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. We are anticipating significant bus delays at each of our schools. Due to this and the anticipation of heavy rain on Friday morning, school for students has been cancelled. Again, school is cancelled for students on Friday, May 5th. All staff (including paras) are expected to report as usual. No days will be added in June as a result of this change. Thank you.

Colonial School District

Friday, May 5th instead of the previously scheduled half day, all Colonial schools will be closed. This decision was made after consulting with Delaware State Police because of anticipated traffic delays related to the funeral services for Delaware State Police Corp. Stephen Ballard. For very appropriate and respectful reasons, many of the roads that lead to schools in our district will be shut down, or experiencing long traffic delays at various times of the day, and heavy rain is in the forecast. We ask for your understanding under these unfortunate circumstances. All Colonial employees are expected to report to work at their regular times. The Art Show at William Penn High School will still be held from 6 to 8 pm.

Appoquinimink School District

No changes to the normal schedule at this time.

Brandywine School District

Corporal Ballard will be laid to rest tomorrow. As we are the northernmost district in the state, the funeral procession will have minimal impacts on our schools and students; however, we do have many students who choice into BSD from other districts and staff members that could be affected by the road closure. Please be safe, plan accordingly, and keep the Ballard family and our law enforcement community in your thoughts and prayers.

Delaware Academy Of Public Safety and Security

Academy Closed 5/5/17 DAPSS will be closed tomorrow, Friday, 5/5/17, in honor of Cpl. Ballard. Please see the attached memo for more information.

Charter School of Wilmington

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