Vice Chairman’s Take on Vietnam 50 Years Ago Today

Fifty years ago today, I shipped from Jacksonville aboard the USS Boxer with others from the 1st Air Cavalry Division, bound for Vietnam via the Suez Canal. We were the first full division sent to the war. Please hold off on what has become the obligatory “thank you for your service” comment. As I look […]

WC board made the right call on tax hike

editorial, Daily Local News, 4/29/15 The West Chester Area School District School Board voted to approve its 2015-2016 budget that includes a tax increase of 1.9 percent. Now before anyone starts to yell or scream it should be noted that the average dollar amount increase is about the price of any couple having a nice […]

Support the bipartisan team for school board

[download flyer here: 2015 WCASD final flyer] Kate Shaw, Sue Tiernan, Samantha Bloom, Matthew Morley, and Gary J Bevilacqua for WCASD School Board: Advancing Our Students, Our District, and Our Community Dear Neighbor, School board directors play an important role in a child’s education. They determine how they are educated and how our tax dollars […]

School Board Unanimously Approves Resolution Supporting House Bill 168

WCASD On March 23, the West Chester Area School District (WCASD) Board of School Directors unanimously approved a resolution supporting House Bill 168, which would eliminate the Keystone Exams as a graduation requirement and halt the development of additional state tests. By approving the resolution, the WCASD School Board joins others from across the state, […]

Let’s all get behind the Pre-K for PA initiative

Letter to the editor by Carolyn Comitta, Daily Local News, 10/3/14 As a parent, educator and mayor, I fully support the Pre-K for PA initiative. Our children are our future. As adults, it is our responsibility to shape a better future, and this starts with our kids! The research shows that quality early education is […]