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Education

  • 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.

  • School Board approves first reading of budget

    The Chester County School Board got a briefing on the status of the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget and the factors that would affect it at their May meeting and then approved the first reading of the budget later at the same meeting.

  • Books, Bibles and blue juice boxes

    It looked like Christmas morning had come early to the Chester County School District.

    District Literacy Coordinator Dr. Alisha Green and Career Center Materials Handling Team Leader Mary Evans looked like kids on Christmas morning as they opened boxes of books that had been purchased to hand out as part of the Read, Feed Succeed program’s kickoff events.

  • Local arts organizations, school district reeact to possible loss of arts funding

    The Fiscal Year 2018 budget plan proposed by President Donald Trump includes cutting $148 million each from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Those cuts could affect our local schools and other arts organizations.

  • "Walking in the middle of her dream" Tonia Moore in CCSD Teacher of the Year

    “Teaching is my dream, and every day I get to get up and walk right in the middle of my dream, and I love it.”

    Those were the excited words of Chester Park COLT teacher Tonia Moore, who was chosen as the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year for the Chester County School District. Moore received the Teacher of the Year honor at the annual Teacher Appreciation event, sponsored by Chester County and the Chester County Chamber of Commerce.

    Moore said she felt “blessed and honored to represent the teachers in the Chester County School District.”

  • Pomerantz is "Rock Star Teacher" of March

    Fresh off her triumph of leading her CHS Drama Club students in a successful production of “I Hate Shakespeare,” CHS teacher Darlene Pomerantz has received another accolade; she was named the Chester County School District Rock Star Teacher of the Month for April.

    District staffers and Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain surprised Pomerantz with the announcement on Monday morning.

    District Chief Human Resources officer Wendell Sumter read Pomerantz’ nomination from colleague Alexandria Allen.