KCSD Board OK’s budget, new hires

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, Kennett Times Members of the KCSD Board discuss the final 2017-18 academic year budget. KENNETT SQUARE – School may be out for the students of the Kennett Consolidated School District, but there is no break for the Board, who voted to approve a budget of $84,211,359 for the 2017-18 academic year. This budget is $2.41 million more than the 2016-17 budget, and represents...

KCSD Board defends actions in response to Latino concerns

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Rosendo Villafuerte-Vega and Maja Murphy address the school board about issues affecting Latino immigrant students and their families. KENNETT SQUARE – On Monday night, members of the Latino community asked the Kennett Consolidated School District Board of Education to consider implementing additional measures to address the issues of racism and immigrant...

KCSD salutes three long-time, retiring staff members

KHS robotics team to attend World Championships KCSD Board members listen to Kennett High School Demon Robotics team member Rónán Gorman talk about the team’s upcoming trip to the World Championships event in St. Louis. By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, Kennett Times KENNETT SQUARE – At Monday night’s meeting of the Kennett Consolidated School District Board, it was announced that...

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...

After The Bell celebrates 5000th student

After The Bell celebrated serving its 5000th student on Tuesday. Pictured with the students is Executive Director Kathleen Do and Dori Carson, Program Director. NEW GARDEN — Smiles abounded as After-The-Bell celebrated welcoming its 5,000th student into the unique after-school program, Tuesday. In honor of the mission of the organization’s founders, no child or family has ever had to...

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...

KCSD OKs new transportation software system

District gets head start on hiring for 2016-17 school year By Kelly O’Hara, Staff Writer, The Times Dr. Michael Barber, Assistant Superintendent for the Kennett Consolidated School District talks about new hires during his Personnel report to the board of education, Monday. KENNETT SQUARE — The Kennett Consolidated School District Board of Education voted Monday to approve a new Transportation...

Kennett School District, teachers reach new contract deal

KENNETT SQUARE — The Kennett Consolidated School District and its teachers formally announced a new five-year contract Tuesday. The KCSD Board of Education voted to approve the deal May 23, just days after the teachers’ union, the Kennett Education Association voted to approve the new pact, on May 18. After six months of talks, the district administration expressed pleasure at the outcome. ...

KCSD’s Gonzalez honored by YWCA

Maribel Gonzalez was honored at the 2016 YWCA Tri-County Area’s Tribute to Exceptional Women, recently. KENNETT SQUARE — Kennett Consolidated School District is announced that social services provider Ms. Maribel Gonzalez was recently honored for her excellence in education at the 2016 YWCA Tri-County Area’s Tribute to Exceptional Women. The YWCA Tri-County Area has hosted the Tribute to...