UCF Initiatives, school tax increases explained

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times Janet Schuster, retiring Patton Middle School teacher. EAST MARLBOROUGH — The April 9th Unionville Chadds-Ford School Board work session included a presentation by the Chester County Intermediate Unit, several district proposals, and talk of the upcoming 2018-19 budget.  But first, the Administration took time to honor a long-time employee. Patton Middle...

UCF tax hike may drop to 2.66%

Board hires new Vice Principal for Patton Middle School By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times New Charles F. Patton Middle School Vice Principal Devin Layton addresses the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Board of Education just moments before the board voted unanimously to hire her for the post, Monday night. EAST MARLBOROUGH — If, as they say, the devil in the details, the Unionville-Chadds...

Divided UCF board adopts final budget

Both sides claim compromise; 5-3 vote for 2.28% tax hike By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — In the end, it was a compromise, but whether or not it was the right one, as a clearly split Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of Education debated heatedly at times, may well be argued for some time. The board voted 5-3 at a raucous, crowded meeting at Unionville High School Monday night...

UCF board to consider compromise budget figure

Board to also reconsider IST reduction at Unionville Elementary By Karen Cresta, Correspondent, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH – Many residents, teachers, and members of the Unionville Chadds-Ford School District (UCFSD) Board of Education urged those on the board still considering a 2.01 percent increase in the tax rate to reconsider the higher option of 2.5 percent at the work session meeting on...

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...

Redistricting madness leaves elections in confusion

Court’s decision, Justices’ junket to Puerto Rico means no one knows exactly what comes next By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com You can’t make this stuff up. Just when we thought that redrawing the lines on Pennsylvania’s election-district lines couldn’t get sillier, events went into the truly surreal this week. For those of you catching up, the state Supreme Court tossed...