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School board anticipates tax increase in Chester County

Chester County property owners in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District should prepare for a 2.69 percent school tax increase next year. Delaware County property owners — those in Chzadds Ford Township — will probably see a modest 1.74 reduction in their school tax. The anticipated blended tax increase should be 1.83 percent. Chester County and Delaware County ...

 
 

Few residents attend first school budget hearing

The Unionville Chadds Ford School Board March 12 public hearing provided opportunity for resident taxpayer’s to comment on the district administration’s proposed 2012 – 2013 budget. The work session was well attended by teachers, who are concerned about potential staff reductions. However, only a handful of residents attended the public hearing. Bruce Yelton, of ...

 

School budget hearing set for March 12

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Director Keith Knauss urged school district residents to offer their public comments regarding the proposed 2012 – 2013 school budget at a hearing on Monday March 12. “Board Directors look forward to school district resident comments as part of the annual budget milestone dates,” Knauss said. Knauss, who serves as the finance ...

 

U-CF school board unanimously approves preliminary budget

The U-CF School Board Directors voted 8 – 0 to approve the 2012 – 2013 preliminary budget which will trigger a 3.71 percent school tax increase for Chester County taxpayers if the preliminary budget is ultimately adopted as the final budget. Delaware County residents would see a 0.73 percent decrease in their school taxes. (The differences in county school tax burden ...

 

Budget deliberations spell tax increase in U-CF

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Business Manager Bob Cochran sounded the alarm during theJan. 9, UCFSD School Board work session: “Chester County taxpayer’s would absorb a 3.71 percent school tax increase, while Delaware County residents would see a 0.73 percent decrease in their school taxes.” The differences in county school tax burden are driven by ...

 

U-CF board approves preliminary budget

Yes, Virginia, there will be a tax hike in the Unionville Chadds Ford School District next year, but it’s too soon to tell how much they will go up. The school board’s Dec. 12 work session featured a detailed discussion of the preliminary proposed 2012 – 2013 school district budget with Superintendent John Sanville and Robert Cochran, director of business and ...

 

U-CF students continue with high achievement

The Nov. 21, School board Meeting featured a glowing report on Unionville – Chadds Ford 2010 – 2011 Pennsylvania academic achievement test scores. Kenneth Batchelor, Assistant to the superintendentand John Nolan, director of elementary educationpresented the test results provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The Pennsylvania System of School ...

 

U-CF begins budget process for next year

The Unionville Chadds Ford School Board Nov. 14 work session meeting started the annual budget process and bid farewell to three outgoing board members. Directors Corrine Sweeney and Paul Price, along with board President Timotha Trigg, will be replaced by Kathleen Do, Victor DuPuis and Gregg Lindner. While the timeline for the annual budget is set by Harrisburg, ...

 

School board declines reconfiguration study

There will be no elementary school reconfiguration study in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District this year. The school board deadlocked 4-4 during its Oct. 17 meeting on a vote that would have authorized the study. Directors Keith Knauss, Holly Manzone, Eileen Bushelow and Jeffrey Leiser voted for the study while, Timotha Trigg, Frank Murhpy, Corrine Sweeney ...

 

UCF board to decide on school building utilization study

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board will decide at its Oct. 17 meeting whether to proceed with a study on whether to reconfigure the elementary school’s in the district. A potential outcome of a building utilization study could be to have a district elementary school “split configuration.” The two smaller elementary schools, Chadds Ford and Hillendale, would be ...

 

U-CF baseball boosters cry ‘foul ball’ to rookie superintendent

John Sanville saw some hard pitches during his first official at bat in a school board meeting as superintendent. The issue was the interview process for hiring a new baseball coach for Unionville High School. Unionville Recreation Association President Jeff Friess, of Pocopson Township, said there was a lack of communication. “The selection process made no serious ...