Gov. John Carney, Christina School District Superintendent Richard Gregg and Christina Education Association President Darren Tyson recently announced they have signed a joint letter of intent to work together and develop a partnership with the goal of improving educational opportunities in the city of Wilmington.

The partnership will address the long-term success for the 1,640 Christina students in preschool through grade eight who reside in Wilmington and attend the district’s four city elementary schools and one middle school. These schools are Bancroft Elementary School, Elbert-Palmer Elementary School, Pulaski Elementary School, Stubbs Elementary School and Bayard Middle School.

Christina School District will work with staff from the governor’s office, the Delaware Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement and the Christina Education Association to develop a Memorandum of Understanding this calendar year and submit the MOU for approval by the Christina Board of Education.

The MOU will define the roles and commitments of each party in crafting a system designed to create great public schools for every Christina student in the city of Wilmington. Susan Bunting, secretary of the Delaware Department of Education; and Dorrell Green, director of the Office of Innovation and Improvement, also signed the joint letter of intent.​

Read the full letter of intent at bit.ly/2yetMaU.