Education

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 ...

 
 

Early dismissal at U-CF and KCSD

All UCF schools and offices will dismiss early today, Monday, May 16, according to an email from Superintendent of Schools John Sanville. The forecast is showing a severe storm — including hail, potential tornadoes, and 60 mph winds — hitting our area this afternoon. So, we’re going to err on the side of caution. It is always difficult to make a school closing ...

 

Board revisits school start time

Just five years after making a change to school start time, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors are considering another change. However, according to Superintendent of Schools John Sanville, the revisit was delayed because of COVID. But he added that everything discussed five years ago when the district made the first change to an 8 a.m. start time is ...

 

U-CF music program recognized

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District was honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 23rd year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and ...

 

Principal leaving UHS

UPDATE BELOW The search is on for a new principal at Unionville High School. Superintendent of Schools John Sanville announced today that Jimmy Conley is leaving to take a position as Wallingford-Swarthmore School District assistant superintendent. Sanville said he has mixed feelings about Conley‘s departure. “While we are so happy for him, it is certainly ...

 

School board addresses facilities

In a relatively brief business portion of their April 18 meeting, Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors addressed facility upgrades at district buildings. A total of six actions were approved for more than $500,000. In the first matter, directors voted to spend $74,400 for carpet tile to replace floors at Chadds Ford, Pocopson, and Unionville Elementary ...

 

DCCC and Susquehanna U join forces

Delaware County Community College and Susquehanna University have signed a transfer agreement whereby qualified students at the college can earn a bachelor’s degree at substantial tuition savings by transferring after earning their associate degree into the four-year university. Through this partnership, qualified students also can receive merit-based scholarships of ...

 

Non-academic Achievement

Kudos go out to Unionville High School Color Guard. The district tweeted the following: “Congratulations to Unionville High School’s Indoor Color Guard for placing 1st at their competition on Saturday, March 19 at William Penn HS. The Indoor Percussion ensemble placed 3rd at their competition at Perkiomen Valley with an 81.9.”

 

Library program mushrooms thanks to grant

The Kennett Square Mushroom Festival has awarded $3,000 to the Kennett Library’s Adult Literacy Program, the library announced in a press release. The grant comes from proceeds from the 2021 Mushroom Festival. The money will help provide adult students with materials for classes in English as a Second Language, American citizenship, and high school equivalency ...

 

New teachers’ contract for UCF

The March 21 Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board meeting was about money from facility upgrades to a new teachers' contract. The contract between the district and the union — the Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Association — was approved unanimously and will go into effect July 1, 2023, and run through the 2026-2027 school year. Salaries range from $59,514 at the ...

 

School board looks at facilities

Unionville Chadds Ford Scholl Board directors Monday night reviewed bids for several facilities' projects involving all four elementary schools and the middle and high schools. One bid included the long-awaited project at the campus between Unionville High School and Patton Middle School. The bid reviewed was a professional services agreement with ELA Sport to design ...