UCF Board salutes retiree, signs teacher pact, OKs suspension policy

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, the Times Retiring CFES teacher Curt Barr. For 31 years, Barr carved his students names individually in wood and gave it to them as a gift just before winter break. PENNSBURY — The April 16th meeting of the Unionville Chadds-Ford School board was well attended at Hillendale Elementary due to a retirement, items up for a vote, and citizens’ issues. As is the tradition,...

PA18 will tell a lot about this fall’s elections

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The nation’s political junkies have their eyes focused on Western Pennsylvania and it may give us a hint about November, 2018 will look like. Money, media and focus have centered on the 18th District race, up Tuesday in a special election, outside of Pittsburgh, where Democrat Conor Lamb is at least within striking distance of Republican Rick Saccone. This matters...

UCF honors retirees; suspension rescission policy again debated

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times From top left, clockwise, Elaine McQullin, Gail McQuiston, Jewel Thacher and Grave Vinci, were among retiring Unionville-Chadds Ford School District employees honored Monday night. Monday night’s board meeting of the Unionville Chadds-Ford School District began with a packed house as more than 50 attendees celebrated the retirement of six employees...

Students questioning mascot should learn their history

To The Editor, The Unionville-Chadds Ford students who are advocating the removal of our Indian Mascot are showing their historic ignorance and possibly their bigotry. The Lenape Indians lived in our region long before European immigrants arrived and slowly, mainly peacefully, push their Indian neighbors to the west. The last Lenape Indian, Indian Hannah, in the region died in 1802. ...

Keystones, mascot, suspensions all discussed at busy UCF Board meeting

By  JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times Brandon Tsai, Chirag Choudhary, Ibraheen Qureshi and Arnab Sircar.  Robert Wang is not pictured of the Patton Middle School Academic team. EAST MARLBOROUGH — The January 22, 2018 Unionville Chadds-Ford school board meeting was held in the recently-refurbished Charles F. Patton middle school auditorium.  Principal Steve Dissinger kicked off the meeting...

UCF board discusses revision on suspension expungements

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times During last November’s work session, the Unionville Chadds-Ford School District administration committed to amending the Code of Student Conduct policy #218.  Since suspensions are included on college applications, many community and board members requested a review process that could result in wiping it from the student record under certain circumstances. At...

Audevard picked as new Hillendale prinicipal

Michael Audevard A somewhat familiar face will return to become the new principal at Hillendale Elementary School: Michael Audevard. Audevard, pending formal approval by the Board of Education, will replace Steve Dissinger, who was named earlier this year as the new principal at Patton Middle School.     Send article as PDF   

UCF board focuses on facilities work

By Julianne Besznyak, Correspondent, The Times Tennis court resurfacing and roofing work at Unionville High School were among a wide range of facilities topics discussed at Monday night’s Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Board of Education work session. EAST MARLBOROUGH – An abbreviated School Board work session took place Monday night due to the impending snow storm, much of...

Rock abruptly resigns from UCF board over bullying issue

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Michael Rock offers his resignation from the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Monday night as left, Superintendent John Sanville and right Board Director Gregg Lindner look on. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of Education Director Michael Rock decried what he termed as his colleagues’ failure to acknowledge concerns by minority parents about...

UCF looks at Phys. Ed changes, new Sports Medicine class

Health, fitness proposals highlighted at board workshop By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — The district’s physical education program, especially that at Unionville High School, as well as potential new joint venture with the Chester County Intermediate Unit to offer a sports medicine topped an athletically centered Board of Education work session, Monday. Members of the Unionville...