UCF honors Hostetler; more debate on UHS discipline

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times Retiring Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Supervisor of Building and Grounds Rick Hostetler and his replacement, James Whitesel during Monday night’s Board of Education meeting. Monday night’s Unionville Chadds-Ford School Board meeting began with honoring Rick Hostetler, who is retiring after 26 1/2 years in the district.  Hostetler started...

UCF board previews draft proposal for new fields, renovations

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times The new draft proposal for fields at the Unionville High School/Patton Middle School campus. They would include a new tennis complex, additional parking and new multiuse turf fields. EAST MARLBOROUGH — K&W Engineers and Consultants was contracted by the Unionville Chadds-Ford School District to examine traffic flow, parking, and ground use at the Middle,...

UHS bathroom closures questioned; Knier new Patton Ass’t, Principal

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times New Patton Asst. Principal Jessica Knier with Principal Dissinger Monday night. POCOPSON — A main point of discussion during the May 21st meeting of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board at Pocopson Elementary returned to the suspension policy after a recent incident where, according to residents, a student was suspended for vandalism after trying to...

UCF sets budget vote for June 18; honors retirees

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times Unionville High School Music teacher Scott Litzenberg and art teacher Heidi Benson are retiring. ” Two colleagues that are irreplaceable,” said Principal Jimmy Conley. EAST MARLBOROUGH — The $87.1 million 2018-19 budget moved forward during Monday’s Unionville Chadds-Ford School Board work session.  The final tax levy vote set for June...

UCF budget: Delco property values mean bigger hike for Chadds Ford

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — Monday night’s budget meeting started with Superintendent John Sanville stating that the proposed $87,093,540 budget correctly reflects the district’s priorities and represents “the lowest weighted tax increase for Unionville Chadds-Ford School District in twenty years.” But because of the state-mandated process used by districts...

Residents show support for Unionville Indian

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times PENNSBURY — Approximately 70 people attended the Unionville Chadds-Ford School District board meeting, with many showing their support for the current Unionville Indian name and logo.  Most appeared to be part of an organized group called “Save the Indian Coalition of UCFSD Residents.” According to a letter emailed to Superintendent John Sanville and...

Silva named new UHS Ass’t. Principal; Suspension policy moves forward

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times Steve Silva, new UHS assistant principal, is flanked by his wife Christy and UHS principal Jimmy Conley. EAST MARLBOROUGH — The Unionville Chadds-Ford School Board unanimously approved the appointment of Steven Silva as the new Assistant Principal at Unionville High School.  He is replacing Rudy Reif, who is retiring.  Silva was formally the Assistant...

UCD board OKs preliminary 2018-19 budget

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Board of Education President Jef Hellrung and Superintendent John Sanville share a moment during Wednesday’s special board meeting. Because Monday’s work session was cancelled due to bad weather, the Unionville Chadds-Ford school board met on Wednesday morning to approve the preliminary 2018-19 budget. Just shy...

UCF urges community to support Johnson family

By JP Phillips, Correspondent, The Times The Johnson Family some years ago. Image courtesy Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. Joanna Johnson is a Spanish teacher at Unionville High School.  11 years ago, she and her husband Paul, received a devastating news about their two very-young sons.  Elliott (now 14), and Henry (now 12) were both diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. According...

UCF board elects officers, talks test scores, building experiences

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times Tom Day and Elise Anderson take the oath of office at Monday night’s Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of Education meeting. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Returning board members Elise Anderson, Tom Day, Jeff Hellrung, and Steve Simonson were sworn in at the December 4, 2017 Unionville Chadds-Ford School Board organization and special meeting. Hellrung and Vic Dupuis...