UCFSD board seeks replacement for Yu, who resigned Monday

The Unionville Chadds Ford School District is seeking a replacement for Mabel Yu, who announced her resignation from the district Board of Education, Monday night. The district is now seeking applicants from Region B — Newlin, Pocopson and Birmingham — t replace Yu on the board. In accordance with Section 315 of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P.S. § 3-315), the Board will appoint a qualified...

Unionville HS gets familiar face as new principal

Dr. Amy Jenkins EAST MARLBOROUGH – A familiar face is returning to Unionville High School this fall, as the school’s new principal: Dr. Amy Jenkins. The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District announced Monday the appointment of Jenkins as the school’s new principal, replacing James Conley, who was hired earlier this year as Assistant Superintendent in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School...

Unionville Art Gala celebrates 45 years, event on Nov. 12-14

EAST MARLBOROUGH — The Unionville High School Art Gala celebrates its 45th year. This annual art show and sale showcases local working artists and Unionville High School (UHS) Alumni. Due to uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, this year’s show will be a virtual online auction. The Unionville High School Art Gala strives to include a variety of artists – both new and more established individuals....

UCF named to College Boards AP Honor Roll

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Unionville-Chadds Ford is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll.  To be included on the 9th Annual Honor Roll, Unionville-Chadds Ford had to, since 2016, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning...

UCFSD plans Community Conversation on facilities plan, Dec. 10

Strategic planning is a hallmark of the district’s approach to effective governance, responsible stewardship, and excellence in education. The district develops long-range strategic plans in many areas including curriculum, technology, facilities/grounds, and our comprehensive plan.    Send article as PDF   

UCF facilities plan starts to take shape

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times A postcard sent to residents about the proposed facilities plan. This past spring, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board hired a consultant to recommend the best use of roads, parking areas, and athletic facilities located on the high school, middle school and Unionville Elementary campuses (the Grounds Plan).   Since then, the proposal has been discussed...

UCF board takes first look at new discipline policy

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — The Monday night meeting of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board held at Unionville Elementary included routine voting items and the official “first read” of the District’s redesigned discipline policy.  This policy was reworked extensively over the summer and could be voted on as soon as next month. Recent UHS graduate and former...

On tax shifting, that little problem with Google and more

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Board of Education met Monday night in what proved to be a routine — and surprisingly brief meeting. Initially, I had planned to cover it via video replay, as both the length of recent meetings and a growing revenue shortage — Google continues to slowly strangle our local ad revenue, which means we can provide less and...

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,...