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Board of School Directors Approves Two – Year Extension to the Collective Bargaining Agreement

 

   The Board of Directors of the School District of Haverford Township approved the contract extension negotiated between the School District and the Haverford Township Education Association PSEA/NEA.  The Board approval finalizes the extension of the collective bargaining agreement for two years beyond the current agreement, September 1, 2015-August 30, 2017. 

      The negotiated collective bargaining agreement includes salary adjustments, and increased employee contribution to medical premiums. The salary increase will be implemented over two years with a year one (2015-2016) increase of 2.42% and a year two increase (2016-2017) of 2.45%. The agreement also includes adjustments to stipend and extra duty pay categories.
      In the final year of the agreement, premium contributions, depending on the selected medical plan, will vary from 7.5% to 11.5%. There is also additional language regarding health care coverage adjustments due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act implementation. It contains language, permitting parties to open discussions and move to mediation if the Affordable Care Act presents unanticipated costs.
      Board President, Mr. Denis Gray and Human Resources Director, Mr. Gregg Parker thanks the HTEA Leadership for their cooperation and responsiveness in this effort at extending the current agreement. Superintendent, Dr. William Keilbaugh said, "I am very pleased that the Board and teachers agreed on employment terms that enable us to continue to provide the best educational opportunities for the students of our community.

Chatham Park 5th grade Artists Transform Entrance with help of Local Artist
 
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The 5th Grade Artist in Resident Project transformed the entryway of Chatham Park Elementary with the help of local artist Esther Cohen Eskin.  The project was a paint and broken tile mosaic mural that involved every 5th grade student.

FBLA Success for Haverford High
 

This year, 32 of our top FBLA students represented Haverford at the annual FBLA State Leadership Conference.  The students broke many HHS FBLA records. There were over 3500 students that attended the State Conference.  Each Haverford student competed against upwards of 100 other students, so placing in the Top 10 was a huge accomplishment. The students listed below placed in the top 3 in the state, and have been invited to compete at the national level this summer in Nashville, TN!

1st Place, Community Service Project -- Christine Chen, MaryKate Lindner, and Brandon Chang

2nd Place, Business Plan -- Edward Liu

3rd Place, Economics -- Matt Root

The students listed below were recognized on stage as placing the Top 10 in the state:
4th Place, Current Events -- Curtis Parker

4th Place, E-Business -- Jake Hartline

5th Place, Web Design -- Jill DiOrio

5th Place, Economics -- Ray Pomponio

7th Place, Desktop Publishing -- Brianna McFadden and Emily Bannan

9th Place, Global Business -- Aidan Barber and Willie Fineberg

9th Place, Business Law -- Ryan Kirby

9th Place, Electronic Career Portfolio -- Wilder Francone

10th Place, Web Design -- Devon Gallo


Chestnutwold Students Explored Careers
 
Fourth grade students at Chestnutwold explored different careers at the annual Career Day this school year. With the help of their teachers, 4th grade students wrote letters to a person of their choosing, inviting them to attend the Career Day. This year's attendees included adults from various professions including coaching, law enforcement, homeland security, architecture, nursing, mechanic, housekeeping, college admissions and a professor to name a few.
 
 

In addition, two local celebrities also attended: Ms. Tracy Davidson, NBC 10 news anchor and Mr. John LeCLair, retired professional hockey player who played for the Philadelphia Flyers. 


Announcements

  • Pesticide Application Notice

    Please see this notice for information regarding pesticide applications to be performed around the district between July 21st and August 29th, 2014. 
     
     
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  • New Principals at Coopertown and Lynnewood
     
     
    The School District of Haverford Township warmly welcomes two new Principals.  The Board of School Directors announced at their meeting on Thursday, May 22 that Dr. Tina Sweeley has been hired as the new Principal for Coopertown Elementary School and Jillian McGilvery has been hired as the new Principal at Lynnewood Elementary School.
     
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    Click here for information on Dr. Sweeley, new principal at Coopertown Elementary School
     
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    Click here for information on Mrs. McGilvery, new principal at Lynnewood Elementary School
     
     
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