Thursday, June 28, 2018

June Board Recap

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District
June 28, 2018
 
 
 

June 2018

Happy Summer UCFSD. Although the school year has come to an end the work of the Board and the Administration continues.  Below are this month's highlights.

 
  • 2018-2019 Budget Approved

  • New High School Lunch Schedule Approved (for 2019-2020)

  • New Pupil Services Role Approved

  • New UHS Dean of Students Role Approved

  • Outdoor Facilities Master Plan Update

  • Updates to Student Code of Conduct (policy 218)

 

2018-2019 Budget Approved

The final budget and levying of taxes was approved this month.  The spending plan reflects a small year over year growth and the overall annual tax increase was the lowest in years.  The difficulty the Board grappled with was the uneven annual tax increase between Delaware County and Chester County residents.  The Board was unable to find viable alternatives available to them - they are unable to change the state algorithm. A chart tracking rate increase by year shows that the discrepancies between the counties tend to even out over time.  The Board approved the plan and several members expressed support for lobbying state representatives to amend the mandated algorithms.

View documents and video from the May Board Budget Hearing

View documents and video from this month’s meeting

 

New High School Lunch Schedule Approved (for 2019-2020)

The Board approved the implementation of one common hour-long lunch for the high school.  This idea first came up during the school start time initiative and the Board followed up by prioritizing an evaluation of the concept this year.  Tim Hoffman led the evaluation process with a committee of stakeholders. The committee reviewed research, the experiences of other schools and the sentiments of district stakeholders.  The approved plan is to be implement for the 2019-2020 school year - the 2018-2019 school year will be used to develop procedures, schedules and updates to Powerschool.

View documents and video from initial presentation during May Board work session

View documents and video from this month’s meeting

 

New Pupil Services Role Approved

Leah Reider’s (Director of Special Education) role has been reclassified to now direct and provide continuous supervision of the complete operations of special education (including gifted); psychological services K-12; student assistance programs and services K-12; student nursing and health services; guidance and counseling services K-12; student records; and nonpublic students within UCFSD.

View documents and video

 

New UHS Dean of Students Role Approved

The position of a Dean of Students at the high school has been reinstated.  Growing enrollments is a major driver and this position will focus on student health and wellness.  

Job duties include:

  • Build healthy relationships between and among students and staff,

  • Reduce, prevent, and ameliorate harmful student behaviors while also holding individuals accountable for their actions.

  • Supervise and support students in all types of co-curricular and extracurricular activities.

  • Assists with the direction of or planning for school programs such as locker assignment, student eligibility, student government, and open house.  

  • Will work closely with Unionville High School counseling department on student matters pertaining to attendance, child welfare, and guidance.  

  • Promotes beneficial school, parent, and community relationships by means of parent conferences, reports concerning students, and active participation in civic organizations.

  • Monitor and respond to information provided by the Say Something Anonymous App and Securly.

  • Inspire students to hold themselves to high standards of academics and character

View documents and video

            

Outdoor Facilities Master Plan Update

The Board hired a consulting company (K&W Engineers - $9,500) in November to evaluate ways to optimize the UHS, Patton and UES campuses. The purpose of the study was to support the 2017-2018 Board goal to  “Update the ten-year plan considering updated enrollment projections and long-term athletic facility needs and improvements”

The preliminary report outlines ways the campuses could be optimized to improve the program and increase safety.  The Board and members of the public weighed in with questions and suggestions. The Board asked K&W to refine the presentation with additional information, options and high level costs. The Board also agreed to pay K&W an additional $5,900 to cover costs beyond the original scope of work.  

The next step is for K&W to present their findings next year.  The Board will then use that information to inform an updated Ten Year Plan.

View documents and video

 

Updates to Student Code of Conduct (policy 218)

The Board has spent considerable time this year deliberating this policy.  It has been a topic covered in these monthly updates for the past several months.  The Board has directed the administration to assemble a steering committee and “blue ribbon” at large committee of stakeholders to work over the summer to provide a recommendation to the Board early next year.

 

 


 

We hope you find these recaps useful.  We encourage you to stay informed about the workings of your School Board.  Our online resources in BoardDocs allow you to virtually access the Boardroom through videos and electronic documents.  Your communications team is here to help -  we’re always happy to hear from you.


 
 
 
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Friday, May 18, 2018

Board Recap - May

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District
May 18th, 2018
 
 
 

May 2018

 

This meeting of the Board was dominated by two main topics: approving the Proposed Final Budget for next year and reviewing a proposal to modify the high school schedule.  

Approved Proposed Final Budget

The Board approved the plan.  The plan is now posted on the district website for public review and comment with a final vote set for June 18th.

The spending plan had been largely agreed to at the last Board meeting and the overall tax rate (1.56%) is the lowest in over twenty years.  The specific issue for further discussion was the tax rate for Delaware County residents. Because the state-mandated tax calculation across counties leads to year-to-year fluctuations in tax rates, Delaware County residents will see an average 6.43% increase while Chester County residents will see only a .35% increase.

Although over time, tax rates across the counties balance out (the 18-year average tax increase for Delaware County is 3.78% and Chester County is 3.64%), the administration was asked to develop alternatives to mitigate the disparity in the current budget.

Members of the Board, working with the administration, evaluated the available alternatives.  In the end, while not unanimous, a majority of the Board judged that the consequences of these alternatives increased future risk while providing minimal relief, and the budget was approved as originally proposed.

Click here to review the presentation and to listen in on the discussion (in BoardDocs).

 

New High School Schedule for 2019-2020

A year-long investigation into new secondary schedules resulted in a recommendation to keep the current middle school schedule and to modify the high school schedule to include a one-hour “Lunch and Learn” period for the 2019-2020 school year with a rotating PM schedule in 2020-2021.

The committee evaluated many alternatives, conducted research, stakeholder surveys, and site visits - finding that there were areas for improvement.  The incorporation of a one-hour lunch and learn period could help address some of these concerns, while still maintaining our current instructional program and delivery. Additionally, students frequently miss the same periods of instruction for early dismissals or extra-curricular activities; this can be helped by rotating the PM periods in the future.  

Benefits of the one-hour lunch and learn include:

  • Increases opportunities for students/teachers to meet for extra help (office hours)

  • Supports District student wellness goals

  • Increases time for teacher collaboration

  • Increases time for a study hall or a break in the day for all students

  • Increases seat time for lunch

Next year (2018-2019), the administration will implement the necessary changes to systems and procedures to ensure a smooth implementation in (2019-2020).

Click here to review the presentation and video (in BoardDocs).

 

Also discussed this month:

  • Rte 82 Safety Project to move forward

  • Wellness Council Strategic Plan developed

  • School Safety Program - Say Something program set for Board action

 

Rte 82 Safety Project to move forward

Back in September, the East Marlborough TownshIp came to the Board with a plan to redesign the area in front of the UHS and CFPMS campus. The goal of the plan is to improve safety with additional blinking lights and new traffic patterns.

The Board previously approved the plan and this month Rick Hostetler reported that the federal grant to pay for the work has now also been approved.  The project will be moving forward and the district will be working closely with the township and other community partners.

Click here to review the original presentation for more details

 

Wellness Council Strategic Plan

This was the first school year for the Wellness Council, and much has been accomplished already.  The council was established by the Board to partner the district with parents and the community to research, identify, and implement best practices that promote and support student health and wellness.

This month, the council presented its long-term strategic plan to the Board.

Link to the video and presentation

 

Say Something Program (Sandy Hook Promise)

The Wellness Council presented their findings on a school safety program called Say Something.  The program teaches youth to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and then to Say Something to a trusted adult: parent, teacher, counselor, or clergy.  If they are unable or unwilling to do that, they will have the option to report their concerns anonymously on the anonymous reporting system. The proposal is set for Board action at the next Board meeting (May 21st).

LInk to video and presentation

 

 


We hope you find these recaps useful.  We encourage you to stay informed about the workings of your School Board.  Our online resources in BoardDocs allow you to virtually access the Boardroom through videos and electronic documents.  Your communications team is here to help -  we’re always happy to hear from you.

 

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Board Recap - 2018-2019 Budget Hearing

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District
May 8th, 2018
 
 

May 2018 - Budget Hearing

 

The administration presented its 2018-2019 financial plan to the Board last night.  The plan fully funds our current program, provides financing for the 10-year capital plan, and supports the district’s wellness initiatives.  The plan also provides funds for investments in technology infrastructure and the roll out of the Canvas/Chromebook initiative. Watch the Video /  Review the Presentation.

The proposed annual tax increase for property owners is the lowest in over twenty years at 1.56%.  John Sanville shared his belief that this plan demonstrates good stewardship of taxpayer dollars. The presentation was accompanied by a video demonstrating how long-range planning and UCFSD’s in-sourced and engaged staff deliver on the promise to empower students while being good stewards of taxpayer dollars. Watch the Video

The Board received advanced copies of the presentation with line item details, so the bulk of the evening’s Board conversation centered around taxes - specifically the variance between Delaware and Chester Counties.  Although the total tax increase is low by historical standards, on average Delaware County residents will see a 6.43% increase while Chester County residents will see a 0.35% increase.

The difference between the counties is driven by state mandates that require taxes to be levied by county.  After the annual budget is established, the district calculates the funds needed from taxpayers in each county based on market values developed by the State Tax Equalization Board.  Market values are updated annually and these year-to-year changes in market values by county account for the fluctuations we see. Details of the calculation are available here (pages 4 and 5)

The Board learned the “tax levy calculation by county” is state mandated.  There is no way to change the variance between counties, so the Board turned their attention to ways to soften the impact to Delaware County residents by either using an expected current year surplus in healthcare or modifying the funding of the 10-year capital plan.

Refer to this point in the video to listen to Jeff Hellrung’s summary of the issues followed by give and take on the merits of the options under consideration.

The Board asked the administration to prepare three options for consideration - all with the same spending plan but with 3 different financing options (financed as presented, financed by using an expected current 2017-2018 healthcare surplus, or with alternative financing for the 10-year capital plan).

 

The tentative Board budget review meetings reserved for Tuesday May 8th and Wednesday May 9th will not be needed.  

 
 

The Board agreed to review the administration’s proposal and two additional options at the May 14th Work Session.  

 


 

We hope you find these recaps useful.  We encourage you to stay informed about the workings of your School Board.  Our online resources in BoardDocs allow you to virtually access the Boardroom through videos and electronic documents.  Your communications team is here to help -  we’re always happy to hear from you.

 

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Friday, April 20, 2018

April Board Recap

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District
April 20th, 2018
 
 
 

April 2018

 

The Board came to a consensus and approved a few important items they have been discussing the past few months.  

  • The much debated Code of Student Conduct policy was updated and now includes a rescission petition process for first offenders.  

  • The teachers now have a new “Early Bird” contract that goes through 2023.  Hiring and retaining great teachers is among the top objectives for the Board and Administration.  The Board was pleased to develop a contract that is fair to all, balancing the need to be good stewards of the taxpayer’s dollar while properly compensating and respecting teachers.

  • The Canvas/Chromebook Initiative, a culmination of years of planning and testing at the middle school, will be rolled out to all high school students next year.  The fee to families was set at $50.00 a year, in line with other area schools and UCFSD experience with repair costs.

  • The Special Education Comprehensive Plan was approved.  The long range (3-year) plan is a state requirement that lays out how the district plans to fulfill the needs of students in this program (635 students).

 

Also discussed this month:

  • What is the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU)?

  • Homework Policy, Guidelines, and Practices Update

  • School Safety Program - Say Something Program (Sandy Hook Promise)

  • 2018-19 Proposed Budget Book is now online and available for public review

 

 

What is the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU)?

Pennsylvania's 29 intermediate units were established in 1971 by the Pennsylvania General Assembly to operate as regional educational service agencies to provide cost-effective, management-efficient programs to Pennsylvania school districts.  This month, the Chester County Intermediate Unit provided a presentation to our Board highlighting their services.

Link to the video and presentation

 

Homework Policy, Guidelines, and Practices Update

An internal review of homework policies and guidelines was recommended by Administration and the Board as a follow-up to feedback received from the School Start Time Committee. It was also noted as an area of focus on our District goals for 2017-2018.  A set of findings, recommendations, and next steps was presented to the Board this month.

Link to video, findings and recommendation

 

Say Something Program (Sandy Hook Promise)

The Wellness Council presented their findings on a school safety program called Say Something.  The program teaches youth to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and then to Say Something to a trusted adult: parent, teacher, counselor, or clergy.  If they are unable or unwilling to do that, they will have the option to report their concerns anonymously on the anonymous reporting system. The next step is finalize a few more details and make a formal request to the Board later this year.

LInk to video and presentation

 

Proposed Budget Book is now online and available for public review

The proposed final budget for 2018-2019 was provided to the Board this month.  This kicks off a period of public review and Board discussion. There will be a public hearing on the budget on May 7th.  As proposed, the overall tax increase is 1.64% (the lowest increase in over 20 years). Individual property owner tax rates vary according to state algorithms of assessed property values.

Link to the proposed final budget

 

 


 

We hope you find these recaps useful.  We encourage you to stay informed about the workings of your School Board.  Our online resources in BoardDocs allow you to virtually access the Boardroom through videos and electronic documents.  Your communications team is here to help -  we’re always happy to hear from you.

 

Your Communications Team

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740 Unionville Rd, Unionville PA
(610)3475-0970
communications@ucfsd.net

 

 

 

Friday, March 30, 2018

March Board Recap

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District
March 30th, 2018
 
 
 

March 2018

 

The Board agenda usually provides a good framework for this recap report.  However, this month the Board and members of the community engaged in an open exchange of ideas around the UHS mascot - something that wasn’t on the agenda but a topic with feelings that run deep.

  • A group of residents petitioned the Board to create a citizens advisory committee comprised of representatives of all stakeholder groups to consider the issue of the UHS mascot (as per policy 905).  Community members shared their concerns about changing the mascot during the public comment section of the meeting (public comments).

  • Board Vice President Vic Dupuis responded to the petitioners, providing the reasoning for denying the request at this time (Vic's remarks - 3:00 min).  Vic explained that no committee was needed because contrary to misinformation spread on social media and in the press, the Board is not considering now and has no plans to consider any changes to the UHS mascot.  

The superintendent’s report included a tribute to Effie Barnes - a respected and beloved Pocopson teacher who is retiring at the end of this school year.

 

This month’s highlights include:

  • Classroom Technology Update - Canvas/Chromebook Initiative

  • Teacher Contract Extension

  • Discipline Policy - Rescission Discussion (Policy 218)

  • Special Ed Comprehensive Plan

  • Outdoor Facilities Master Plan Progress Report

 

Classroom Technology Update - Canvas/Chromebook Initiative

All students 6-9 are provided a Chromeboos that provides them access to the Canvas learning management system.  The Canvas/Chromebook initiative was successfully implemented last year at the middle school. This year the initiative was expanded to 9th graders at UHS as a pilot.  A thorough evaluation of the pilot included costs and benefits and was presented to the Board.  the administration is recommending full implementation (6-12) next year.

LInk to the video and presentation

 

Teacher Contract Extension

Hiring and retaining great teachers is among the Board’s top priorities.  As representatives of the residents and taxpayers in the district the Board is pleased to be able to bring forward a contract extension that is fair to all.  Board action on the extension is planned for next month.

Link to contract highlights and cost worksheet

 

Discipline Policy - Rescission Discussion (Policy 218)

Discussion continued on this policy.  The Board considered two options for revising the policy: rescission vs non reporting.  The Board is moving forward with the rescission option and plans action next month. This is the first step in a more thorough review of the discipline policy, student handbook and administrative guidelines.

Link to the proposed change (go to the end of the document to read the proposed changes)

Also, School Board student representative, Gavin Brezski, came to the mic during public comment and provided some additional perspectives for the Board’s consideration.  His comments provide the Board yet another perspective on the issue. The Board appreciates and encourages all community input.

LInk to Gavin’s remarks

 

Special Education Comprehensive Plan

The district is working on it’s long-range plan (Comprehensive Plan).  One of the first parts to be submitted to the state is the updated Special Education portion.  The plan is available for public review and will be presented for approval at the April Board meeting.

The public is encouraged to review the plan and to forward comments to:
Leah Reider, Director of Special Education -
lreider@ucfsd.net

Link to the presentation video 
Link to the document

 

Outdoor Facilities Master Plan Progress Report

Over the past few months the district sought community input on the plan.  Surveys went out and focus groups were held. The input has been analyzed and was presented to the Board this month.  This part of the project is designed to engage the entire community in dialogue about their experiences on the UHS/CFPMS/UES campuses.

The public is encouraged to review the findings and to provide comments to: 
Rick Hostetler, Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds -
rhostetler@ucfsd.net

The next update is due in May.

Link to the presentation

 

We hope you find these recaps useful.  We encourage you to stay informed about the workings of your School Board.  Our online resources in BoardDocs allow you to virtually access the Boardroom through videos and electronic documents.  Your communications team is here to help -  we’re always happy to hear from you.

 

Your Communications Team 
communications@ucfsd.net

 
 
740 Unionville Rd, Unionville PA
(610)3475-0970
communications@ucfsd.net

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

February Board Recap

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District
January 2nd, 2016
 
 

 February 2018

 

Board meetings typically begin with the superintendent’s report.  This month John took the time to reflect on the tragedy in Parkland Florida and provided insights into safety here in Unionville-Chadds Ford.  John organized his remarks by providing perspectives on three major questions.

  1. Do we have an emergency plan?

  2. Are we ready?

  3. Do we have a strategy moving forward?

Link to John’s Message (8 minutes)

The superintendent's report also included a retiree recognition ceremony.  This annual tradition is always touching and reminds us of the great work we engage in daily and the wonderful and caring staff that make a difference in our children’s lives.  This month we honor: Elaine McQuillin, Gail McQuiston, Jewell Thacher, Grace Vinci, and Logene Mattson.

Link to the Superintendent's Report - Recognition of Retirees (20 minutes)

 

This month’s highlights include:

  1. Measuring Our Success - A report to analyze student experience after graduation

  2. Discipline policy discussion - The Board continues to deliberate on the best way to modify the discipline policy

  3. Transportation Annual Report

  4. 2018-2019 calendar approved

 

Measuring Our Success - A report to analyze student experience after graduation

The goal of this report is to “Measure our Mission” with an eye towards improving our program by looking at student outcomes.  The Board was provided an update showing where students go after they graduate.  For the 94% who go on to college, we are able to track college acceptance rates, graduation rates and degrees earned.  

This year’s report provided us quantifiable information that supports last year’s decision to eliminate decile reporting.

LInk to the video and presentation

 

Discipline policy discussion - The Board continues to deliberate on the best way to modify the discipline policy

This conversation carries over from last month.  The recent suspensions at the high school has led the Board to reconsider the discipline policy.  Over the past month the Board has evaluated the current policy, investigated the most recent suspension process, evaluated legal counsel, and is now considering two options to amend the current policy.

Two policy alternatives have been drafted and are available on BoardDocs.  The Board is requesting input from the community over the next week.  Please send your input to communications@ucfsd.net.

Link to the policy alternatives and video of this discussion

 

Transportation Annual Report

In this update Marie Wickersham (department supervisor) provided the community with an excellent overview of this important service.  Marie presented data that highlights the department’s great safety and service record while at the same time managing operating costs.  A point of emphasis in this report is that the department is managed and operated by district employees who are vested in the community and our students.  

Link to the video and presentation

 

2018-2019 School Calendar approved

Next year’s calendar has now been approved.  It is available for review in BoardDocs and on the district website.

Link to the 2018-2019 calendar

 

We hope you find these recaps useful.  We encourage you to stay informed about the workings of your School Board.  Our online resources in BoardDocs allow you to virtually access the Boardroom through videos and electronic documents.  Your communications team is here to help -  we’re always happy to hear from you.

 

Kim, Betty, and Dave

 
 
740 Unionville Rd, Unionville PA
(610)3475-0970
communications@ucfsd.net

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

January Board Recap

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District
January, 2018
 
 
 

January 2018

 

We hope these Board Recaps provide transparency and help you to participate in the District’s mission... to empower our students for success in life and to contribute to society.

This month, Dr. Sanville recognized the Board members for their efforts as part of School Director Recognition Month.  Board members are volunteers who spend countless hours working with the administration to fulfill the District’s mission.  As representatives of the residents, they provide oversight and are accountable for budgets, policies, and personnel matters.  Dr. Sanville thanked them for their service, and they were presented with plaques.  Also, a book was donated to each school library in their honor.

This month the Board and administration engaged with the community in a few noteworthy discussions - modifying the suspension policy and concerns about the high school mascot being two of the more active conversations.  The Board holds community conversation, transparency, and engagement as core values of its governance practices.  Together with the administration, the Board welcomes and supports opportunities to talk about things that impact us.  Time is set aside at all public Board meetings for comment; Dr. Sanville holds regular informal public conversations (the next Java with John is Feb 5th), and our Key Communicator Group is open to the public (click here to learn more and join).  These are but a few ways to engage, comment, and ask questions.  Contact information for all Board members as well as all documents, minutes, and Board videos can be found on BoardDocs.  We welcome questions and the opportunity to respond thoughtfully and thoroughly - email communications@ucfsd.net or call 610.347.0970.

This month’s highlights include:

  1. FamilyID - A new online registration program to collect PIAA Sports Physicals and IMPACT Concussion Testing Consent/Waiver forms

  2. Comprehensive Plan committee is formed

  3. UCF will continue to require Keystone Exams as a graduation requirement

  4. Suspension policy review 

  5. Superintendent Evaluation

 

FamilyID - A new online registration program to collect PIAA Sports Physicals and IMPACT Concussion Testing Consent/Waiver forms

The Board voted to approve the purchase ($2,295 annual cost) of this software.

Families will now be able to register their students for sports online, streamlining the process for all in a secured environment.  The system is used by many area schools with great success.  Parents benefit by making it easy for our families to complete recurring physical paperwork. There is a significant convenience factor when considering time spent on lost paperwork, driving to submit paperwork, and correcting incomplete fields. It is estimated that the collection and management of paper sports physicals and IMPACT consent/waiver forms requires approximately 350 hours of clerical work each year (grades 7­-12).

The management of FamilyID will still require time and attention, but it’s proven to significantly decrease the amount of hours spent on sports­-related forms. The main use of these hours will be directed toward providing support for our middle school programs under the new 7-­12 model.

Click here to review the video and documents from the January Board Meeting

 

Comprehensive Plan committee is formed

The Comprehensive Plan is part of a state-mandated process (updated every three years) that provides a framework for thoughtful data-driven and research-based district and school planning. Comprehensive Planning facilitates communication and collaboration, promotes shared practices and resources, and ensures that every stakeholder is working toward common goals. The plan is submitted to the state and helps them identify needs and assists in coordinating school districts, charter schools, area vocational technical schools/career and technical centers, and intermediate units.

This month the Board approved the committee that will be working on the plan over the next year.

Click here to review the current plan

Click here to review the video and documents from the January Board Meeting

 

UCF will continue to require Keystone Exams as a graduation requirement

The Board voted against a motion to remove Keystone exams as a graduation requirement.  

The Board has revisited this topic several times since the state put a moratorium on this requirement - at this time it appears that no other PA school district has implemented the graduation requirement. Although the state requires the test, it does not mandate it as a requirement for graduation.

The current UCFSD graduation requirement continues to include passing the Keystones. Remedial support is provided for those not passing on a first attempt, and those who still don’t pass the test are provided alternative ways to demonstrate knowledge.  No UCFSD student has failed to meet this requirement.  

Click here to review the video and documents from the January Board Meeting

 

Suspension policy review

The Board is considering revising the suspension policy.  At the heart of the matter is a desire to do what is best for our students by providing them the opportunity to experience consequences and to learn from them while at the same time providing them the best opportunities for success in life.

Requirements of the college Common Application now call for the reporting of all suspensions.  This was not the case 15 years ago when the UCF policy was last updated.  The consequences of a suspension ended when a student graduated.  Now, because of the college Common Application, those consequences follow you to college.

The administration has begun to draft a proposal for the Board that balances these two concerns.  The proposal involves allowing first time offenders an opportunity to have their suspension rescinded after certain criteria are met. Click here to review the draft revisions (January 16 Work Session agenda item 11.4).  The process for modifying a policy starts with a first reading.  At that time, the proposed changes are provided to the Board and the public for review, comment, and modification leading to a second reading and eventual Board vote.  

Superintendent Evaluation

Each year the Board reviews the performance of the superintendent and this year the assistant superintendent’s performance was reviewed as well.  Based on the evaluation methods described in Board policy 312, the Board rates the performance of Superintendent Dr. John C. Sanville and John Nolen as Distinguished for all Objective Performance Standards.

Click here to review the Objective Performance Standards

 

 


 

We hope you find these recaps useful.  We encourage you to stay informed about the workings of your School Board.  Our online resources in BoardDocs allow you to virtually access the Boardroom through videos and electronic documents.  Your communications team is here to help -  we’re always happy to hear from you.

 

Kim, Betty, and Dave




 
 
 
740 Unionville Rd, Unionville PA
(610)3475-0970
communications@ucfsd.net