Two new schools in Delaware are opening in the same school district for the new academic year.
The Appoquinimink School District is hosting a grand opening tonight (Wednesday) for Spring Meadow Early Childhood Center in Townsend. The school will serve kindergarteners and pre-K students. The ceremony at 611 Campus Drive, off Old State Road, will begin at 6:30. Thursday, Old State Elementary at 580 Marchio Drive will be dedicated starting at 6:30 p.m. Old State will be home to about 840 students in grades one-through-five. Appoquinimink voters approved the new construction in a 2009 referendum. No tax increase was necessary due to a growing tax base of new homeowners and businesses and the retirement of older bonds.