UCF Superintendent rejects hate as school year opens

By JP Phillips, Correspondent, The Times The entrance at Unionville High School is ready for the start of the 2017-18 school year. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Superintendent John Sanville opened Monday’s school board meeting with this prepared statement celebrating respect and inclusion: “As we prepare to welcome 4,000 students, 700 employees and 3,500 families...

Officials warn of likely drops in student PSSA scores

DOWNINGTOWN — Parents of students across Chester County may be in for a bit of a shock when they see their child’s PSSA scores, officials warn. Chester County superintendents and their counterparts across the commonwealth issued a warning to parents Friday that their children’s state assessment scores, known as the PSSAs, may drop when they receive their student’s official scores this...

UCF board reelects Dupuis, Lindner

Presidential race uncontested, VP race won 6-3 By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — The Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of Education voted Monday night to continue with the same leadership for the next year, electing Victor Dupuis as board president and Gregg Lindner as Vice President, Monday night during the annual board reorganization meeting. Dupuis was the only candidate nominated...

UCFSD students continue to excel

District presents high-flying 2014 student achievement report By Karen Cresta, Correspondent, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — The regular Unionville-Chadds Ford school board meeting held Monday night was full of test acronyms, measurements, percentages and rankings along with discussions of how to continue growth for students, especially when there is not much more room to increase scores for advanced...

Letter: Administration to blame for Chadds Ford test issues

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...

Chadds Ford principal out after PSSA questions

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...

Drumroll, please: Hillendale celebrates top scores

School’s combined PSSA math/reading result was highest in state By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor,  The Times Fourth-grade teacher Todd Picard leads Hillendale students in the wave during a “special spirit” assembly. For several hundred students filing into the gymnasium of Hillendale Elementary for an assembly, the subject matter was top-secret. Spearheading the espionage?...