UCF board focuses on facilities work

By Julianne Besznyak, Correspondent, The Times Tennis court resurfacing and roofing work at Unionville High School were among a wide range of facilities topics discussed at Monday night’s Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Board of Education work session. EAST MARLBOROUGH – An abbreviated School Board work session took place Monday night due to the impending snow storm, much of...

Kennett school board to look at additional anti-bullying measures

Residents express concern over increase in anti-immigrant, Hispanic bullying incidents By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, Kennett Times Community member Francisco Cortes addresses the Kennett Consolidated School Board regarding recent issues of bullying in the district, during Monday night’s Board of Education meeting. KENNETT SQUARE – Race relations and student bullying were at the forefront...

Bowden announces run for Kennett school board

Mark Bowden KENNETT SQUARE — Mark Bowden, the bestselling author of “Black Hawk Down” and other titles, announced Tuesday he is running for a seat on the Kennett Consolidated School District Board this year. A resident of Kennett Square Borough, Bowden is seeking the open seat for the borough on nine-member board, and plans to cross-file to run in both the Democratic and a Republican primaries...

KCSD sees tax hike likely for 2017-18 budget

The Kennett Consolidated School District Board of Education in session, Monday night. Slow real estate rebound, charter school hit cited as causes By Eliza Mohler, Correspondent, Kennett Times KENNETT SQUARE – Monday night’s board meeting of the Kennett Consolidated School District saw the release of the preliminary 2017-2018 budget for the district, which includes a proposed tax increase...

UCF board appoints Day to open seat

By Julianne Besznyak, Correspondent, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — Monday night’s Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Work Session opened with a roll call vote by board members to fill the Region B. Board Member Vacancy. The board unanimously approved the appointment of Thomas Day to fill the unexpired term, Region B, through December 4, 2017. When the time for public comment opened up, Karen...

Letter: Did UCF board violate the law?

To The Editor: At the UCF School Board public meeting on January 23rd, the Board members took the remarkable action of accepting Superintendent John Sanville’s resignation with two years remaining on his current contract. This is probably the best thing this current board has ever done. However, right after this action the board took what is probably the worst decision ever made in our district....

Letter: Rock’s statements unfair and inaccurate

To The Editor, As President of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District School Board, I am compelled to respond to the inaccurate and unfair characterizations made by School Board Member Dr. Rock, who resigned this week.  Upon resigning Dr. Rock shared with the Board a letter outlining his concerns. I am troubled by and disappointed in Dr. Rock’s statements, as he is still refusing to share...

Rock abruptly resigns from UCF board over bullying issue

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Michael Rock offers his resignation from the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Monday night as left, Superintendent John Sanville and right Board Director Gregg Lindner look on. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of Education Director Michael Rock decried what he termed as his colleagues’ failure to acknowledge concerns by minority parents about...

Letter: Michael Rock’s resignation from UCF Board of Education

Editor’s Note: The following is the letter read by Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of Education Director Michael Rock — who provided the letter to The Times and asked for it to be published. I remained stunned and dumbfounded by our continuing unwillingness to honor the heartfelt requests from several of our minority parents who asked us, following the election, to send a letter to everyone...

UCF mourns the passing of Miller

Board reluctantly OKs resignation of Batchelor, hired as new Radnor Superintendent By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times With no small amount of sadness, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Board of Education said goodbye to two long-time pillars of the district while welcoming a new senior administrator, Monday, during its annual reorganization meeting. Denise Miller, who long served as secretary...