School board OKs $134K for Hillendale

It was a quick meeting for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board this week, but the board did manage to authorize some field trips and more money for improvements at Hillendale Elementary School.

Classes for 4,000 students are set to begin Aug. 28. That number came from Superintendent John Sanville who also said that work on the Route 926 Bridge is on schedule to reopen on Sept. 1, so there will only be a few days during which school buses will need to detour around the bridge.

Board members voted unanimously to grant a $133,800 contract to Alban Engineering to work o the HVAC system at Hillendale Elementary. Work would include replacing three heating and air conditioning units, replacing boilers with higher efficiency models along with replacing pipes and associated ductwork.

The board also approved a field trip to France in June of 2018 for about 20 students who are taking part in an exchange program. Directors also approved some tentative day trips.

During a discussion of those trips, Director Gregg Lindner said the board should look at the expenses for some of them. He said there had been trips to New York that were too expensive for some families in the district, suggesting that students could take a day trip into Philadelphia at much less cost.

 

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About Rich Schwartzman

Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.

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