U-CF board set for budget vote

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors voted on a proposed final budget for the next school year during their May 17 meeting. The final vote to approve the budget is scheduled for June 20.

The budget, if approved as is, calls for appropriations of $95.4 million with property tax rates of 30.73 mills in Chester County – an increase of 2.57 percent — and 15.98 mils in Delaware County —an increase of 3.36 percent. The different rates reflect a difference in how the counties assess property values. (A mil is a tax of $1 for every $1,000 of assessed property value.)

Director of Finance Joe Deady said that the numbers could change before the June 20 vote.

Directors also approved spending $477,307 on a variety of facilities. New hands-free faucets and flushometers will be installed at Patton Middle School. Also at Patton, the second-floor hallway will be resurfaced. Hillendale’s exterior masonry will be cleaned and sealed, and the district will get a new robotic floor scrubbing machine. The district will also pay $46,765 toward the Chester County Intermediate Unit asphalt bid.

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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