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Education

  • School District wants community's thoughts on Summer Reading Carnivals

    The Chester County School District would like to know what the community thought about the Read, Feed and Succeed summer reading carnival kickoff events.

    According to a post on the CCSD Facebook page and a release, the CCSD thanks all the parents, students and community members who participated at one of the three Summer Reading Carnivals. A carnival-style event kicking off the summer reading and feeding program, called “Read, Feed, Succeed” was held in each of the school district’s three attendance areas in May.

  • Bain reacts to Governor's cutting of school bus funding

    With his veto of over $20 million in the state budget for new school bus purchases and leases, Governor Henry McMaster is preventing the Chester County School District from replacing the older school buses that currently make up 25 percent of the district’s bus fleet.

  • Everybody's reading this summer...even the county supervisor

    Everyone, and we mean absolutely everyone, should be signing up for the Chester County Library Summer Reading Program. They’ll be in some good company.

    Chester County Supervisor Shane Stuart signed up last Friday. Library director Laurel Sharp presented Stuart with his reading log, certificate, wristband and bookmark.

    Stuart then had a chance to talk to the kids who were attending the special Summer Reading Program event.

  • District listening session comes to Chester

    What will happen and what would be the benefits or drawbacks if the Chester County School District consolidated their three attendance areas into one?

    These questions were the main topic of conversation that came up during the third school district listening session, held last Thursday at Chester Middle School. This third session completed the school district’s plan to hold a listening session on school facility issues in each of the three attendance areas.

  • School district is listening in Lewisville

    The “C” word, meaning “consolidation” was talked about once again at a listening session on the Chester County School District facilities plan, only this time Chester County Supervisor Shane Stuart suggested any question about consolidating the district’s three attendance areas (or even just two of them) should maybe be put on the ballot for citizens to vote on.

  • School board approves $46.7 million budget

    Following a public hearing Monday night where the school district chief financial officer was exhorted to make her pencil as “sharp as she can” in finding ways to balance the budget, the Chester County School Board passed the final reading of the 2017-2018 budget by unanimous vote.

  • Reading, feeding and succeeding

    The Chester County School District kicked off their “Read, Feed, Succeed” (RFS) program, the summer program that combines summer reading efforts with summer feeding, with kickoff carnival-style events at each of the three high schools in the district recently.

    “The Chester County School District’s inaugural Summer Reading Community Carnivals were a success,” District Literacy Coordinator Dr. Alisa Green reported in an email.

  • Wylie is a Rock Star teacher

    The Chester County School District just awarded Adult Ed. Teacher Linda Wylie with a title her students knew she had already: Linda Wylie is a Rock Star. More specifically, she is the school district’s Rock Star Teacher of the Month for May.

    On the last week of school, district officials surprised Wylie in her Adult Ed classroom with a bouquet of flowers, a trophy, balloons and a certificate proclaiming her Rock Star status.

    Wylie will retire at the end of this school year after 48, as she says, “awesome years.”

  • They're ready to listen: School District asking for public input on future of schools

    The Chester County School District has recently completed a facility study, capital needs assessment and a demographic study, all designed to determine and plan for the future of Chester County schools. But, says district Chief Operating Officer Jeff Gardner, there’s one piece missing, and that is the public’s input.

    The district’s message is: We’re listening.

    The district has set up three community listening sessions (one in each of the three attendance areas) to gather that public input.

  • CHS graduates walk the walk

    This past Friday, Chester High School graduates paraded through the halls of a school in their caps and gowns, but they weren’t on their way to graduation. These students of the Class of ‘17, many of who have been inspirations to many, got one more chance to walk the walk and inspire students at Chester Park and Chester Middle School.