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Education

  • Kip Beam receives national "outstanding teacher" award

    Kip Beam, an agricultural instructor at the Chester County Career Center, recently enjoyed an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas where he attended a special dinner in his honor for an outstanding teacher award and received a two-year lease on a brand new Toyota Tundra.
    Beam, a member of the Chester County Young Farmers Association, was selected for the national award after having been recognized earlier as a state winner.

  • Kerr and Hughes say goodbye

    They won't officially be leaving their posts until January, but Jeff Kerr and Dr. Richard Hughes essentially said their goodbyes at last week's school board meeting.
    After being named the city administrator of Chester in 2008, Kerr announced that he would not seek a second term on the board. Hughes gave up his seat, which was won by former board member Maggie James, to seek Kerr's at-large seat. He lost in his bid, though, to the Rev. Bill Stringfellow.

  • School board receives good audit

    According to Auditor Larry Finney, the Chester County School District is in "good financial condition."
    Finney, of the firm Greene, Finney and Horton, delivered the district's annual audit at last week's Chester County School Board meeting.
    In the past fiscal year, the district did see a decrease of $600,000 in its fund balance to $7.8 million. That reduction could shrink once the lawsuit with Fairfield County over money for Mitford-area students that attend school in Great Falls is resolved.

  • ELECTION 2010: School board candidates answer questions ahead of election

  • School Board holds first online public auction

    At its monthly meeting on Monday, the Chester County Board of School Trustees announced an online public auction to benefit the district throughout the year on an “as needed” basis.
    The board is authorized, under its district procurement code Article 5 regarding “property management,” to dispose of surplus property through competitive sealed bids or by public auction. Associate Superintendent Blair Turner wants the local community to have access to this information.

  • Coach Tisdale, a role model who touched many lives

    He lived his life to the fullest and inspired hope in those whose lives he touched, friends and colleagues recalled about Warren Tisdale.
    Tisdale, a retired teacher and coach from Great Falls Middle School, died Friday at age 59. The sudden loss is being felt throughout the community.
    Tisdale's funeral is 3:30 p.m. today at Metropolitan AME Zion Church on York Street in Chester where he was a member and served as a steward and trustee. He will be buried in Chester Memorial Gardens.

  • "Panther Day" at Lewisville Elementary

    The front school yard of Lewisville Elementary School was uniquely created into a football field earlier this month, spelling out the message  “LES ♥ the Panthers!”
    Teachers, students and even the principal, showed NFL Carolina Panther fan spirit as they dressed up their bodies and their school – inside and out – with Panther colors of black, white, silver and Carolina Blue.

  • Duke Energy gives York Tech workforce building

    When Duke Energy handed over the deed to the building at 127 Saluda St. to York Technical College Thursday, it wasn't just a gift for the school. It was a gift to Chester County and anyone in the area seeking work.
    Earlier this year, York Tech's Chester Workforce and Learning Success Center opened its doors on Saluda Street. Since it has opened, 700 people have participated in 1,300 courses and workshops in the facility. On Thursday, Duke Energy gave the building, which used to serve as one of its offices, to York Tech.

  • Duke Energy makes donation of building to York Tech

    Duke Energy has given York Technical College the deed to the Chester Workforce and Learning Success Center on Saluda Street.
    "The generous gift of the Saluda Street facility will help hundreds of men and women gain the skills and training they need to get a job or find a better one," said York Technical College President Dr. Greg Rutherford.
    Check back to OnlineChester.com later for a full story.

  • York Technical College bans tobacco products

    Effective today, all campuses of York Technical College are tobacco-free sites.
    All students, faculty and visitors will be asked to refrain from using any tobacco products anywhere on campus grounds except in their personal vehicles, said Ernie Green, dean of off-campus centers.
    “The Chester campus will follow the same guidelines as the main campus,” Green said. “This is being done out of concern for students who do and do not use tobacco products.”