Indian River School District breaks ground on new Howard T. Ennis School
GEORGETOWN, Del. – Ground was broken for a brand new school for special needs students in the Indian River School District. “The ability to have a new school, new resources for everyone, is something we’re really, really excited about,” said Superintendent Jay Owens.
The new Howard T. Ennis School will be a state of the art facility for students in Sussex County ages pre-k through 21. “The new building will allow us to spread out a little bit more than where we are now. It will enable us to improve some of our resources,” said Supt. Owens.
Supt. Owens says the school will have resources like a therapy pool, and a store where students can make items and learn about how to run a business. He says staff worked for months to give input on what kind of resources the school would need. Supt. Owens says he believes it will be an asset for Sussex County’s community. “Howard T. Ennis is a countywide program. So we serve students from across the county. Students with varying needs. It’s important for us at the Indian River School District to just provide a top notch education,” said Supt. Owens.
Supt. Owens tells 47ABC the size of the facility will help too because it will be bigger than the old Howard T. Ennis School. Students are scheduled to start school there in August or September of 2022.