Kennett Schools to name Rizzo Saunders as new Superintendent

Dr. Kimberly Rizzo Saunders The Kennett Consolidated School District (KCSD) Board of Directors will vote on the appointment of Dr. Kimberly Rizzo Saunders as its next Superintendent of Schools at a Special Meeting scheduled for Monday, May 20 at 6 p.m. Rizzo Saunders brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of educational leadership to the district. Having served as Superintendent of...

CCIU to aid search for new Kennett schools superintendent

The Kennett Consolidated School District (KCSD) has begun a search for its next Superintendent. After four years of dedicated service to the Kennett Consolidated School District, Dr. Dusty Blakey recently announced his retirement effective July 26, 2024. Dr. Blakey expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to serve the Kennett community, stating, “It has been an honor to work alongside such...

Area dentists help ‘Give Kids A Smile’ just in time for the holidays

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Morgan Lutz, a dental hygiene student at Harcum College, goes over dental health instructions with Amy Castaneda, one of the students from the Kennett Consolidated School District who received free dental care, Friday. WEST CHESTER — Dentists and dental office staff from around the Chester and Delaware counties area came together last week to donate...

KCSD Board addresses parent concerns over class size

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Parent Lisa Anderson addresses the school board about class sizes on Monday night. KENNETT SQUARE – Three weeks into summer, and some Kennett Consolidated School District parents are already thinking about the next academic year. Lisa Anderson, a parent from New Garden Elementary School, addressed the board about recent and potential future increases in class...

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 three...

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 of...

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 pay...