UCF board OKs contract for school boundary study

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Officials discuss 10-year renovation and repair plans By Karen Cresta, Correspondent, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — The Unionville-Chadds Ford (UCF) Board of Education took another step forward in its process to evaluate the need for redistricting the district’s four elementary schools, voting to approve a contract with a consulting firm to study current and likely future student population,...

UCF to look at possible redistricting

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Seeks outside consultant to evaluate population growth By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District began a process Monday night that could, eventually, lead to redistricting the sending areas of the district’s four elementary schools. Aware that the subject could generate emotional responses — positive and negative — to the idea, district...

Oehler earns Girl Scout Gold Award

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Jessica Oehler with some of the May Fair games she refurbished as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project. CHADDS FORD — Jessica Oehler, an Ambassador Girl Scout with Unionville High School Troop 41535, has earned her Gold Award, the highest award within Girl Scouts. For Oehler’s project, she decided to help Chadds Ford Elementary School with their games for the Fall Festival. The Fall Festival,...

Treasures for Teachers helping schools in need

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Unionville-Chadds Ford schools donate to help needy Delaware Valley schools By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The giant collection of materials donated by Unionville Elementary School teachers to aid a North Philadelphia elementary school. Hillendale teachers donated earlier this year, while Chadds Ford and Pocopson will be participating later this summer. EAST MARLBOROUGH — A what would normally...

Dutkiewicz new principal at Chadds Ford Elementary

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Joins Unionville-Chadds Ford School District from Penn-Delco By Mike McGann, Editor, the Times Shawn Dutkiewicz was unanimously approved Monday night by the Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of Education as the new principal at Chadds Ford Elementary School. POCOPSON — Chadds Ford Elementary School has a new leader. The Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of Education unanimously voted Monday to hire Shawn...

Community conversation postponed

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PENNSBURY — The planned Community Conversation on a potential walking trail near Chadds Ford Elementary School, originally scheduled for tonight has been postponed, due to low numbers of attendee signups, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District announced Monday. The event will be rescheduled for the fall.

Letter: Administration to blame for Chadds Ford test issues

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To The Editor: I was shocked and dismayed by the forced retirement of Mr. Mark Ransford as the principal of Chadds Ford Elementary School. He has done an extraordinarily job in his short time there. He brought the first, nationally “Blue Ribbon” commendation to our district. While there may have been errors made in the administration of this year’s PSSA tests at CFES, the...

A painful week for the UCF school community

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Principal’s departure was handled about as well as possible, thoughts on participation fees By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times To say it was a busy week for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District doesn’t begin to start to describe it. From the departure of a school principal, to the resignation of a school board member and lively debate about raising activity fees, there certainly was...

Chadds Ford principal out after PSSA questions

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Reputedly allowed extra time for some students on March tests By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Mark Ransford PENNSBURY —  Chadds Ford Elementary School principal Mark Ransford was placed on administrative leave and will retire, following an investigation into issues regarding the recent PSSA tests administered at the school last month — reportedly he allowed some students to get extra time...

Popular art fund-raiser draws on Wyeth legacy

Displaying two of the oil paintings for the 65th Annual Chadds Ford Art Sale and Show are artist Shawn Faust (from left), co-chair Frances Galvin, artist J. Wayne Bystrom, and co-chair Lynda Nadin.
Annual sale at Chadds Ford Elementary poised to celebrate 65th year in style  By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Artist Shawn Faust (left) displays “Mother’s Day,” the painting he donated to the 65th Annual Chadds Ford Art Sale and Show, as co-chairs Frances Galvin and Lynda Nadin (right) hold “Along the Brandywine” with featured artist J. Wayne Bystrom. You...