UCF school board passes budget, 8-1

Murphy lone hold-out on $71.1 M 2012-13 spending plan By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com PENNSBURY — In the end, it was almost quiet. The Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of Education gave preliminary approval to its 2012-13 budget Monday night, which calls for an average 1.83% tax increase for district taxpayers. By an 8-1 margin, the board approved the $71,109,857 spending plan, which...

School board set to adopt 1.83% tax increase

District drops blended tax increase from 2.85%, likely to give preliminary approval Monday, final in June By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com EAST MARLBOROUGH — Unlike some governmental bodies, it appears that the Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of Education is ahead of schedule in its annual budget process and appears likely to give preliminary approval to the final budget and tax rate...

School board seeking a middle ground

Moderation, common sense seems to be ruling the day; spring cleaning needed in Harrisburg By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Monday night’s Board of Education budget hearing was both encouraging and discouraging. I was encouraged by the comments, in general, from members of the Board of Education who seem to be more willing to find a sensible middle ground in terms of balancing tax increases...

School board grapples with budget questions

Members seem inclined to find middle path between maximum tax hike and cutting programs and staff By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com EAST MARLBOROUGH — Members of the Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of Education seemed poised to try to find a middle ground in terms of finding the right tax rate — one that eases the burden as much as possible on local taxpayers without hurting educational...

UCF officials: tax rate cut will mean layoffs

Governor’s budget to have little impact in short term, could be major problem in coming years By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Gov. Tom Corbett's budget proposal would mean steady funding for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District for 2012-13, but a new structure for state aid would mean aid would not grow with expenses over the coming years, pushing more burden onto real...

Revenue hits make for challenges on UCF budget

Wide range of options, opinions on approach for 2012-13 budget By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com EAST MARLBOROUGH — Although the economy in general has shown signs of life in recent months, the last few months in the Unionville area — especially when it comes to real estate transactions — have been so weak, that Unionville-Chadds Ford School District officials find themselves with...

EM supervisors opt to spread out fire funding boost

Board split over size of increase, 3-2 vote limits hike to about 30% By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Po-Mar-Lin Fire Company should see an increase of $52,000 in funding from East Marlborough in 2012, but some worry that the company still won't be able to meet expenses. EAST MARLBOROUGH — The township will increase what it gives local fire and ambulance companies in 2012 by as...

Bushelow elected president of UCF board

New members take office, Leiser elected Vice President By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Eileen Bushelow, left, was elected as the new president of the Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of Education, Thursday night. Jeff Leiser (right) was elected as the new vice president. EAST MARLBOROUGH — As expected, Eileen Bushelow was elected as the new president of the Unionville-Chadds Ford Board...

School board lays out budget schedule

District likely to seek Act 1 exceptions to allow new board maximum options on 2012-13 budget By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com EAST MARLBOROUGH — Although it might seem like just a couple of months ago that the last school district budget was finished — actually, it was June — the Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of Education is beginning the process for the 2012-13 school year —...