Cab Calloway’s High School enrollment numbers show that 46% of their students are from outside the Red Clay School District

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Red Clay voters approved a $117 million Major Capital Referendum in 2012; one of the capital improvements was the Cab Calloway School of the Arts theater. I have been in the theater and it is a state-of-the-art theater.

I am disappointed to learn that Cab Calloway High School is not full with Red Clay students. When I served on the Red Clay School Board I fought for Cab being filled with Red Clay students. Current enrollment numbers show that 46% of Cab Calloway high school students are from outside the Red Clay School District. Red Clay residents are the one’s footing the bill for the improvements to Cab Calloway and their children should be enrolled in this wonderful program.

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3 thoughts on “Cab Calloway’s High School enrollment numbers show that 46% of their students are from outside the Red Clay School District

  1. Appo Mom

    That’s not surprising. That is the nature of our school climate in Delaware with choice and charters and magnet schools opening up. There is a higher concentration of charters in the northern part of the state, therefore it is not surprising that people come from outside the district. Officials want parents to have choices, well those consequences often displace the local kids. Plus, Cab has an audition process so it’s possible they are being selective. This is the environment we created in Delaware.

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  2. Howard

    I am so thankful that the Red Clay voters approved the referendum which included, among many other worthwhile and necessary improvements, the Cab Calloway theater renovation. The old theater was in terrible shape with missing and broken seats throughout. It was a disgrace for any school, let alone a School of the Arts. Thank you Red Clay voters, of which I am one. Your support of your school district is one of the reasons new families and employers choose the Red Clay district over other nearby areas as their home!

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  3. Jack Wells

    Choice laws must be changed to require out of district students to fund capital improvements, under current law Red Clay’s local funds required for Red Clay’s childen are used for students who live in other districts. Local funds are for Red Clay children.

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