Education

Masking decision for U-CF

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors — along with those in other school boards in Pennsylvania — will be making some decisions on masking for students. The state Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily reinstated a state requirement that all students and teachers be masked but will reconsider the matter on Dec. 8. Alison Beam, the acting secretary of ...

 
 

Masks, meetings, parental concerns

Mask mandates and meeting venues remain issues for some Unionville-Chadds Ford School District parents. The latest round of angry comments — charging the board is disrespectful to parents — came during the Nov. 15 board meeting that was changed at the last minute from an in-person session to a Zoom meeting. Superintendent of Schools John Sanville said the decision ...

 

School district considers $14 M expense

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District administration is proposing a $14.4 million expense over the next three years as part of its Long Range Facilities Plan. That comes to $4.8 million per year and represents a 2 percent increase of current replacement, according to a presentation made during the Nov. 8 U-CF School Board work session. Director of Facilities ...

 

UHS crew races in Boston

The Unionville High School Crew team just returned home from an intense weekend of competition at the largest regatta in the world: The Head of the Charles, in Boston, Mass. All three boats competing for Unionville successfully finished the race, with the Men’s Youth 4 dominating their event. Starting the race as 58 out of 84 boats, the crew flew down the course ...

 

Academic Achievement Oct. 22

Madalynne Burford and Diane Torregrossa, both of Chadds Ford, were among the 140 students who received their white coats during a Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at University of the Sciences ceremony in September. The school refers to the ceremony as “an annual rite of passage for students in their first professional year (third year) of USciences' six-year ...

 

U-CF considers signup to comment

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors are considering a change to the policy for public comment. Time restrictions are to remain in place, but residents will need to sign up to comment at board meetings if the change goes through. The proposed change to Policy 903 reads as follows: “The Board will allow for public comment during open meetings. In addition, ...

 

School lockdown discussed at UCF meeting

An incident that caused a lockdown at Unionville High School Friday — but was later deemed not a credible threat — remains under investigation. The middle school was also placed on lockdown because of the incident. Superintendent of Schools John Sanville gave a brief update on the incident during Monday’s Unionville-Chadds Ford School District School Board work ...

 

UHS art gala turns 45

Unionville High School Art Gala celebrates its 45th year. This annual art show and sale showcase local working artists and Unionville High School 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 ...

 

Parents frustrated with U-CF board

At least some parents in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District are feeling frustrated and even a little disrespected with the U-CF School Board since the board went back to Zoom-only meetings. That move was in reaction to a parent who wanted to express opposition to mandatory masking during the August meeting but refused to stay within the three-minute limit for ...

 

Academic Achievement Sept. 17

William Richardson of Chadds Ford is one of the nearly 550 cadets and students recognized for their academic achievements during the spring 2021 semester at The Citadel. Gold stars are awarded to cadets and students at The Citadel who achieved a 3.7 grade point average or higher. Cadets and students who achieve gold star recognition are also placed on The Citadel's ...

 

School is back

School bells are ringing again, and the kids are back in class. Chadds Ford Elementary School Principal Danielle Clark is looking forward to the 2021-2022 academic year. “It’s fantastic to start a more normal school year,” she said while greeting early drop-offs at the school and waiting for the buses to arrive. The student body at the school is expected to be 357 ...