KCSD Board addresses parent concerns over class size

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Parent Lisa Anderson addresses the school board about class sizes on Monday night. KENNETT SQUARE – Three weeks into summer, and some Kennett Consolidated School District parents are already thinking about the next academic year. Lisa Anderson, a parent from New Garden Elementary School, addressed the board about recent and potential future increases in...

KCSD Board OK’s budget, new hires

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, Kennett Times Members of the KCSD Board discuss the final 2017-18 academic year budget. KENNETT SQUARE – School may be out for the students of the Kennett Consolidated School District, but there is no break for the Board, who voted to approve a budget of $84,211,359 for the 2017-18 academic year. This budget is $2.41 million more than the 2016-17 budget, and represents...

KCSD Board defends actions in response to Latino concerns

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Rosendo Villafuerte-Vega and Maja Murphy address the school board about issues affecting Latino immigrant students and their families. KENNETT SQUARE – On Monday night, members of the Latino community asked the Kennett Consolidated School District Board of Education to consider implementing additional measures to address the issues of racism and immigrant...

KCSD salutes three long-time, retiring staff members

KHS robotics team to attend World Championships KCSD Board members listen to Kennett High School Demon Robotics team member Rónán Gorman talk about the team’s upcoming trip to the World Championships event in St. Louis. By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, Kennett Times KENNETT SQUARE – At Monday night’s meeting of the Kennett Consolidated School District Board, it was announced that...

Kennett school board to look at additional anti-bullying measures

Residents express concern over increase in anti-immigrant, Hispanic bullying incidents By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, Kennett Times Community member Francisco Cortes addresses the Kennett Consolidated School Board regarding recent issues of bullying in the district, during Monday night’s Board of Education meeting. KENNETT SQUARE – Race relations and student bullying were at the forefront...

After The Bell celebrates 5000th student

After The Bell celebrated serving its 5000th student on Tuesday. Pictured with the students is Executive Director Kathleen Do and Dori Carson, Program Director. NEW GARDEN — Smiles abounded as After-The-Bell celebrated welcoming its 5,000th student into the unique after-school program, Tuesday. In honor of the mission of the organization’s founders, no child or family has ever had to...

KCSD OKs new transportation software system

District gets head start on hiring for 2016-17 school year By Kelly O’Hara, Staff Writer, The Times Dr. Michael Barber, Assistant Superintendent for the Kennett Consolidated School District talks about new hires during his Personnel report to the board of education, Monday. KENNETT SQUARE — The Kennett Consolidated School District Board of Education voted Monday to approve a new Transportation...

KCSD’s Bancroft School hosts national ‘Responsive Classroom’ conference

Educators seek ‘a high quality education, for every child, everyday’ By Kim Chiomento, News Editor, The Times Attendees at this week’s Responsive Classroom conference. NEW GARDEN – This week more than 120 educators gathered at Kennett Consolidated School District’s (KCSD) Bancroft Elementary School to receive training on the Responsive Classroom (RC) approach. The conference’s...

Spring brings a focus on water safety: Kennett ‘Y’ leads the way

Kennett Area YMCA guards receive Gold award By Kim Chiomento, News Editor, The Times Greater Brandywine Y’s Chase Darden – Challenging his team to “Be the best at what they do.” KENNETT SQUARE – Spring is finally making its arrival; and for many area residents that means increased time spent near lakes, pools and other recreational facilities where water is a big part...

Community art show showcases youth & emerging artists

Impressive collection delights and inspires By Kim Chiomento, News Editor, The Times Portrait by Unionville High’s Dara Jin KENNETT SQUARE – Art created by the hands and minds of hundreds of talented area youth and emerging Mexican American Artists were showcased at this weekend’s Community Art Exhibit. The event was sponsored by the Kennett Merchant’s Association and Art on the...