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 of...

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 Exceptional...

KHS hosts its latest #ALLIN Kennett pride event

Fans of all ages show their Blue Demons spirit and pride   By Kim Chiomento, News Editor, The Times   KENNETT SQUARE – On occasion ‘feeling blue’ is a great thing; like this Saturday when Kennett High School (KHS) hosted the latest in a series of Blue Demons / Kennett Pride events.  The greater Kennett community, elementary and middle schools were invited to come out, beat the winter...

KCSD celebrates & thanks school board members

  KENNETT SQUARE –  Public education is more than just the opportunity to learn basic math, science, English and history; it’s a platform for students to reach their potential. It can inspire hope for a new generation of leaders and provide a foundation for a successful future. The Kennett Consolidated School District (KCSD) exists in part because individuals volunteer their time to...

KCSD greets 2016 with $82 million proposed budget

New $10k scholarship announced, Kennett Legends nominations process proposed, impact of new housing within district discussed By Kim Chiomento, News Editor, The Times KCSD board member, Michael Finnegan, provides a detailed presentation on the proposed 2016/2017 school budget. KENNETT – The well-attended Kennett Consolidated School District (KCSD) January board meeting covered a wide variety of...

KCSD – Personnel, policy & academics top September’s board agenda

New KHS Athletic Director & KMS Vice Principal, district medication policy approved By Kim Chiomento, News Editor, The Times KENNETT SQUARE –  At its kickoff meeting for the 2015/2016 academic year, the Kennett Consolidated School District (KCSD) board of directors place a continued focus on personnel changes, policy updates and academics.    Send article as PDF   ...

KCSD ‘#ALLin’ – A sneak-peek of back to school happenings

5 new principals, facility upgrades & enthusiasm will greet students Monday   By Kim Chiomento, News Editor, The Times   KHS’ new princpal, Jeremy Hritz, shows his Kennett Pride. KENNETT – The Kennett Consolidated School District (KCSD) has had a busy summer filled with major administrative changes, facility upgrades and continued focus on academic rigor. As school doors open...

Four KHS grads receive appointments to US Military Academies

Bright futures await local patriot scholars KHS’ Hannah Shiflet Four 2015 Kennett High School (KHS) graduates have received appointments to United States Military Academies. Hannah Shiflet and Thomas Spell have accepted appointments to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Kirsten Sharp has accepted an appointment to the United States Coast Guard Academy. Graceanna Werner received an...