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Education

  • Bain: School district will act swiftly if bond referendum passes

    The Chester County School District will act swiftly to put construction plans into place if the school bond referendum passes on Feb. 13, thereby taking advantage of lower rates for borrowing the money and lower construction costs.

    When she addressed the Richburg Town Council at their January meeting on the bond referendum issue, district Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain responded to a question from the audience about the construction costs.

  • Residents can vote absentee on school bond referendum starting today

    Voters who wish to vote absentee and qualify for that exemption can cast their ballots in the school bond referendum beginning today.

    According to the Chester County Voter Registrations and Elections office, the absentee precinct will be open in their office at 109 Ella St. in Chester beginning on Friday. The office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

     

    Persons qualified to vote by absentee ballot:

  • Chalkboard makeover

    It was a reveal like you’d see on the DIY Network or on one of the home makeover shows. But there was no Ty Pennington and no bus to be moved. There were a couple of talented designers, though, and the reveal was kept until the last minute. Call it “Home Makeover, School Edition.”

  • State Super Spearman marks out some pathways

    In her address to the audience at the Catawba Regional Council of  Governments (CRCOG) Elected Officials Forum, State Superintendent Molly Spearman spoke of pathways – pathways to success, pathways to growth and pathways to greater prosperity.

  • School district takes bond referendum presentation "on the road"

    Senior staff of the Chester County School District, along with Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain took their bond referendum show on the road – literally – during the teacher workday last Friday at the tail end of the Christmas break.

    Dr. Bain and her district staff made their presentation and answered questions at the high schools in each of the district’s three attendance zones. They visited all three of the high schools on Friday.

  • Listening and the "education interstate"

    In February, Chester County School District Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain will have been at the helm of the school district for two years. Coming in following the tumultuous time in office of former Superintendent Dr. Agnes Slayman, Bain has been working to rebuild the trust of people in the school district and casting her eyes toward the future of the district. She sat down recently with The N&R for a look at the school district’s accomplishments in 2017.

  • LMS teacher Heather Hillis is Rock Star Teacher for December

    In the words of her students, Lewisville Middle ELA teacher Heather Hillis is “on it.”

    That seemed to be the consensus from students who nominated her for the Chester County School District Rock Star Teacher of the Month. She was surprised with the announcement and award by district officials in her classroom on Friday morning.

    Several students commented about Hillis on the Rock Star Teacher nomination form:

  • Principals take "field trip" to tour proposed Workforce Center site

    Principals are used to sending students on field trips, but they rarely get to take one themselves. Tuesday morning, following a briefing about the site at the principal’s breakfast the school district threw for them, a group of Chester County school principals piled into a bus for a field trip out to the site of the proposed Career and Workforce Readiness Center.

  • Citizen's Committee promotes school bond referendum
  • School superintendent receives positive evaluation from board

    The message from Chester County School Board members to Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain: Keep doing what you’re doing.

    During a called board meeting Monday night, the board discussed their evaluations of Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain in executive session, then returned to open session to approve amending her contract to add a three percent amount to her annuity. This would be retroactive to the 2017-2018 school year, beginning on July 1.

    In February, Dr. Bain will have been at the helm of the Chester County School District for two years.