BETTER DIRECTION
FOR WEST CHESTER

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Students:

  • Bayard Rustin, B. Reed Henderson, and West Chester East High Schools all rank in the top 6% of schools ranked nationally in the 2019 U.S. News Best High Schools Rankings
  • Bayard Rustin, B. Reed Henderson and West Chester East High Schools are all ranked in the top 100 high schools in PA
  • Annual AP District Honor Roll recipient by the College Board in six of the last seven years
  • Implemented full day kindergarten
  • Named one of the Best Communities for Music Education by the National Association for Music Merchants

District:

  • Negotiated new contracts with teachers, administrators and support staff within Act 1 Index without disruption to student services 
  • Implemented a high deductible health insurance plan resulting in benefit savings of 12% 
  • Secured $900,000 in funding through grants awards in the last 4 years to offset expenses
  • Hired safety supervisor for one point of contact for all safety and security topics
  • Lowest millage tax rate in Chester County and AAA Moody’s rating 

Community Engagement:

  • Engaged community to develop three-year strategic plan
  • Legislative Action Committee continues to be active in contacting Pennsylvania legislators regarding Keystone Exams, property taxes and health care changes
  • Engaged community task force to evaluate later school start time 
  • Formed a committee to address Sunoco pipeline safety plan including principals, central office staff, emergency management staff from county and townships, all parochial schools and two hospitals

 



 

 

 

 

 
  
 
 
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