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Three problems illustrate the current condition of the U-CF School District

02/12/2014 03:28PM ● By ACL

Letter to the Editor:

I was astonished with the lack of knowledge of some board members on what is happening in the district as demonstrated in their criticism of my letter dated Jan. 19, 2014. As always, I did my homework, and the letter is based on fact. I never consider rumors.

There are at least two students illegally attending our schools from outside our district. Rumors abound that there are several more. Dr. John Sanville is very aware of the two students as he sent at least two letters informing the parents of these students that they could not attend U-CF schools from outside the district. In another follow-up letter, Dr. Sanville agreed to deal with the parents by which their children could attend our schools. I question if this is even legal. I also note that the agreement's conditions are not being met by the family. Apparently, Dr. Sanville has done no follow-up to confirm the conditions are being met. These students should be expelled from our district immediately.

The data cited on the number of resignations was taken directly from the board's agendas. I would also note that there have also been a higher number of retirements this year. I do not know how many of these were early retirements and thus did not include them in my previous letter. The U-CF district has lost an abnormally high number of employees in the first half of this school year. This cannot be good for the district. 

The decline in academic performance was front-page news in the Chester County Press. The paper provided details that supported their conclusions. The board has not challenged this press coverage. Apparently my conclusions are justified and correct.

These three problems help demonstrate how poorly Dr. Sanville has performed as the U-CF Superintendent. He should not be offered a new contract.

Bruce B. Yelton

Pocopson Township

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