Sen. Carper’s Sussex County Schedule for Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Guest Lecturer at Del Tech’s Georgetown Campus Thanksgiving Lunch at CHEER Community Center Meet with Families at Parent Information Center Visit to Frankford Elementary School

Georgetown, DE – Senator Tom Carper will spend Tuesday, November 23, 2004, in Sussex County. The Senator will begin his day as a guest lecturer at Delaware Technical and Community College’s Georgetown Campus. Senator Carper will talk with students from the economics, communications, and business departments about the roles of elected officials, including U.S. Representative, State Treasurer, Governor and U.S. Senator. Carper has served as all four during his 27 year career in politics. Senator Carper will speak for approximately 30 minutes which will be followed by a question and answer session. Senator Carper will then head over to the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown to have Thanksgiving lunch with several hundred seniors. The Senator will then meet with families at the Parent Information Center (PIC) in Georgetown. This past fall, Senator Carper, along with the rest of the Delaware Delegation, announced that PIC was awarded a $214,300 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant is for a total of five years, thus totaling $1,071,500. With this grant, the PIC will provide greater outreach to Hispanic parents of children with disabilities living in Kent and Sussex Counties. Senator Carper will meet with some of the families who will benefit from this recent grant. Senator Carper’s last stop of the day will be at Frankford Elementary School to meet with students and teachers. The United States Department of Education (USDOE) recently announced that Frankford Elementary School was named a National Blue Ribbon school under No Child Left Behind. This is the second year in a row that a school in the Indian River School District has been chosen for National Blue Ribbon recognition. This year, Lulu Ross Elementary School also received this prestigious award, and last year, Phillip C. Showell was also recognized. A total of 321 public schools from across the country were nominated for the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence award. Two hundred sixty-two applied for the prestigious honor but only 206 received Blue Ribbon status this year from the USDOE. Tuesday, November 23, 2004 10:30 am – 11:45 am Guest Lecturer Delaware Technical & Community College, Jack Owens Campus Jason Technology Center, Room 123 Seashore Highway/Route 18 Georgetown 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Thanksgiving Lunch with seniors CHEER Community Center 9 Sand Hill Road Georgetown 1:00pm – 1:45pm Visit to Parent Information Center 109 N. Bedford Street Georgetown 2:10 pm- 3:00 pm Visit to Frankford Elementary School 252 Frankford School Road Frankford