UCFSD board seeks replacement for Yu, who resigned Monday

The Unionville Chadds Ford School District is seeking a replacement for Mabel Yu, who announced her resignation from the district Board of Education, Monday night. The district is now seeking applicants from Region B — Newlin, Pocopson and Birmingham — t replace Yu on the board. In accordance with Section 315 of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P.S. § 3-315), the Board will appoint a qualified...

Unionville HS gets familiar face as new principal

Dr. Amy Jenkins EAST MARLBOROUGH – A familiar face is returning to Unionville High School this fall, as the school’s new principal: Dr. Amy Jenkins. The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District announced Monday the appointment of Jenkins as the school’s new principal, replacing James Conley, who was hired earlier this year as Assistant Superintendent in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School...

Unionville Art Gala celebrates 45 years, event on Nov. 12-14

EAST MARLBOROUGH — The Unionville High School Art Gala celebrates its 45th year. This annual art show and sale showcases local working artists and Unionville High School (UHS) Alumni. Due to uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, this year’s show will be a virtual online auction. The Unionville High School Art Gala strives to include a variety of artists – both new and more established individuals....

UCF urges community to support Johnson family

By JP Phillips, Correspondent, The Times The Johnson Family some years ago. Image courtesy Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. Joanna Johnson is a Spanish teacher at Unionville High School.  11 years ago, she and her husband Paul, received a devastating news about their two very-young sons.  Elliott (now 14), and Henry (now 12) were both diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. According...

UCF looks at student suspension polices

By JP Phillips, Correspondent, The Times Prompted by a September 8th incident at a football home game that resulted in several students being suspended, the Unionville Chadds-Ford School Board had a lengthy discussion on Nov. 13 regarding changing the current policies related to student suspensions and student records. According to a Birmingham township resident who spoke at the end of the meeting,...

UCF audit shows $2.2M surplus from 2016-17

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Director of Business and Operations Bob Cochran discussion finace options with the school board, Monday night. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Much of Monday night’s Unionville Chadds-Ford School Board work session was spent discussing district finances. Director of Business and Operations Bob Cochran explained that a preliminary...

Pocopson art students honored; Rt. 82 proposal advances

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times Pocopson Elementary art teacher Sam Hage with students whose artwork is currently decorating the lobby area of the Unionville-Chadds Ford Administration office. Students included: Ava Van Duesan, Trevor Dunne, Brynn Huyler, Eshaan Chanchal, Julien Arrouays, Samantha Greaves, Lilly Smolenski, Timmy Sherman, Logan Grayston, and Nathania Gushurst. EAST MARLBOROUGH...

Questions about Rt. 82 safety plan don’t make sense

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The good news is that East Marlborough Township and the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District have developed a plan to make the Route 82 corridor slower — and more importantly — safer. The $1 million project – which would largely be paid for by a federal grant, plus a smaller grant from the Longwood Foundation – would make the area near Unionville High...

Split UCFSD board to vote on Rt. 82 project Monday night

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times A rendering of some of the proposed improvements for Route 82 in front of Charles F. Patton Middle School. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Not all Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Board Members are sold on the school district’s/Township’s proposal to slow traffic and enhance pedestrian safety on Route 82. Although the proposal was presented to the Board last...

UCF Superintendent rejects hate as school year opens

By JP Phillips, Correspondent, The Times The entrance at Unionville High School is ready for the start of the 2017-18 school year. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Superintendent John Sanville opened Monday’s school board meeting with this prepared statement celebrating respect and inclusion: “As we prepare to welcome 4,000 students, 700 employees and 3,500 families...