4 Seeking 2 seats in Region 1 of WCASD

By Candice Monhollan, Daily Local News, 10/28/15

Four West Chester residents vying for the West Chester Area School District’s (WCASD) two Region 1 school board seats in the General Election Nov. 3.

Fighting for the spots, with one incumbent, are Debra Maccariella, Vince Paul, Kate Shaw and incumbent Sue Tiernan….

read more at Daily Local News, (The Dems are Sue Tiernan and Kate Shaw.)

Exceptional Candidates for WCASD Director

from Better Direction for WCASD, 10/20/15

I am emailing you today to ask you to vote for Kate Shaw and Sue Tiernan for WCASD School Director for Region 1 on Tuesday, November 3rd. I am voting for Kate and Sue because they have proven that they serve the best interests of our school district and community. Can they count on your vote as well?

Both Kate and Sue have extensive backgrounds in education. Kate brings vast knowledge in developing and implementing educational policies, and Sue was instrumental in forming the board’s Legislative Action Committee to curb unfunded mandates, and she completed a three-year plan to address current and projected fiscal realities of the district. 

The schools board’s thoughtful budgeting allows WCASD to maintain the lowest millage in the county and helps to keep our property values high. Even the Daily Local News agrees! In an April, 2015 editorial, the DLN commended the board for the 2015-2016 budget – for appropriately limiting the impact to taxpayers while not drawing off the healthy reserve. Kate and Sue have shown they can balance the needs of the students and the taxpayers, now they deserve our vote.

Please vote for Kate Shaw and Sue Tiernan on Tuesday, November 3rd

In case you don’t know them already, here is some information on this dynamic and highly qualified team… Continue reading

WCASD REGION 1 CANDIDATES Kate Shaw & Sue Tiernan

Kate & Sue have spent their entire careers in education. They are exceptionally well-qualified to serve the West Chester Area School District.

Many of you have generously given to Kate & Sue’s campaign fund and they are very grateful to you. The fact that many people outside of Region 1 have contributed is a testament to the character and qualifications of these two women.

With a month to go they are in need of another $1,000 to get their message out to Democrats, Independents and Republicans. Many of these voters don’t know Kate and yes, some not even Sue.

As you know, there are no guarantees on the outcome of this or any election. We have yet to see what their opponents will throw at them.

Kate and Sue have run a dignified campaign and will continue to; however, they have to get their message out, which is about keeping the WCASD School District strong, which keeps our property values high and our children’s education an A+.

Thank you to those who have contributed; if you can make another donation, it would be greatly appreciated. If you haven’t yet, please consider a contribution at this time.

Please remember to vote on Election Day, November 3. If you would like a lawn sign, please reply to this email with your name and address and we’ll get it to you. If you can spare a few hours to be at the polls for Kate and Sue, please let us know.

This election is very important and getting out the vote will elect Kate & Sue and keep our School Board strong and moving forward. We do not want to go backward. Please help.

Many thanks!

Checks can be sent to Better Direction Region 1, P.O. Box 66, West Chester, Pa 19381

In the Memo write Kate & Sue

Online donations: http://betterdirection4wc.com/Donate.html

West Chester picks new school board member

By Kendal Gapinski, Daily Local News, 6/17/14

WEST GOSHEN — The West Chester Area School Board voted unanimously Monday night to fill its vacant seat with longtime school district resident and previous school board hopeful Gary Bevilacqua.

Bevilacqua will fill the seat of Linda Raileanu, who resigned at last month’s school board meeting because she had to move out of state for a new job.

After formally accepting Raileanu’s resignation on May 28, the board legally had 30 days to fill the vacant seat.

Bevilacqua was interviewed along with three other candidates — Dianne Herrin, Kate Shaw and Cinda Russell-Reese — Monday night during a special school board meeting at Spellman Administration Building, 829 Paoli Pike.

“I was impressed with everyone,” board member Robin Kaliner said. “While very different, everybody brought something that would be valuable to the board.”

The candidates were each asked eight questions, which were provided to them ahead of time to review and prepare, and were given 20 minutes to answer the questions. Questions included why they wanted to be on the board, what they felt its priorities should be, their knowledge of the budget and state mandates, as well as whether they had children in the district and how many school board meetings they had attended….

read more at Daily Local News