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U-CF School Board selects new member

07/17/2013 10:31AM, Published by ACL, Categories: In Print, Schools

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board voted on July 15 to appoint Leticia Flores DeWilde to fill the vacant seat on the board after the resignation of Frank Murphy in June.

Flores DeWilde, of Pennsbury Township, got five votes. Candidate Dell Joshi earned three, and the two will probably compete in November for the seat. Flores DeWilde was unable to attend the meeting. She will be sworn in at the board's August meeting. Her term on the board will run through December.

The board also hired two new administrators. James Conley will be the Unionville High School assistant prinicipal, and Leah Rider will be the district’s supervisor of special education.

Conley has been an English teacher at Unionville. Rider has worked for the Chester County Intermediate Unit for 10 years, six of them in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District.

The board formally approved a new contract with district’s administrators, adding to already completed contracts with teachers and support staff.

The Raptor Visitor Security System was approved by the board, and it will be installed in all of the district's schools. The system checks each visitor's name against a database of Megan's Law offenders and prints a badge that states the visitor's name and their destination. The board had previously questioned how fast the system could operate in cases where a large number of people are visiting the school for events such as concerts.

The $11,000 expenditure was approved by a vote of seven to one. Board member Holly Manzone voted against it, saying the system would not be extensive enough to stop incidents such as the massacre in Sandy Hook, Conn., last year.

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