Officials celebrate opening of Gordon Early Literacy Center

The Gordon Early Literacy Center celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. COATESVILLE – Standing at the podium during the September 21 dedication ceremony of the Gordon Early Literacy Center in Coatesville, State Representative Harry Lewis Jr. (R-74) spoke with pride.  “This building has been involved in so many levels of education,” said Representative Lewis, a Coatesville...

Caln students get to enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables

Students at Caln Elementary School sample fresh vegetables and fruits as part of a new program at the school. CALN — Imagine an elementary school child getting excited about fresh broccoli, bell pepper strips, or slices of kiwi fruit. Many students may never get the opportunity to taste fresh fruits and vegetables in their homes. This year, students in Caln Elementary School will get to snack on...

Coatesville High’s AFJROTC rehabs globe at Veteran’s Plaza

Cadets complete more than 500 service hours in the community By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times After stripping away layers of paint, cadets of PA-771 AFJROTC primed and painted the ocean of the globe at Veteran’s Plaza in Coatesville’s Gateway Park. COATESVILLE – If you’ve noticed the new paint job on the globe in Veteran’s Plaza at Gateway Park in the center of town,...

Former Coatesville athletic director gets jail time

‘Sometimes sorry isn’t enough’  By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times James Donato in a Times’ file photo. WEST CHESTER – The former athletic director of the Coatesville Area High School, James Donato, was given a sentence of between two and 23 months in prison byChester County Court of Common Pleas Senior Judge Thomas G. Gavin in the presence of current Coatesville...

CASD continues plans to implement preschool program

Also discussed, policy on students’ use of electronic devices By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times Coatesville Area School Board continued with plans for implementing the Head Start preschool program with the Chester County Intermediate unit at the Gordon Early Literacy Center. CALN – The Coatesville Area School District continues to move forward with plans for the Head Start preschool...

County HS students attend Youth Leadership Summit

Nearly 75 Chester County high school students attended the first Youth Leadership Summit last weekend. The students, as seen here, spent part of the day working in groups discussing everyday problems including bullying and media perceptions. CALN — Nearly 75 students from school districts across Chester County attended the First Annual Chester County Youth Leadership Summit this past Saturday, May...

Group makes accusations against CASD’s Taschner

Hits admin over test scores; Taschner cites lack of prep, years of previous mismanagement By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times  Dr. Cathy Taschner and the board of directors for the Coatesville Area School District held a school board meeting Tuesday night, in which their practices were again called into question by parents and tax payers in Coatesville. CALN – Another contentious school...

CASD eyes 2.1% tax hike, deal with CCIU for Gordon

Proposed increase in line with Act 1 limits By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times Editor’s Note: Due to subsequent information, the tax increase rate, which was shown as 3.1% in some preliminary materials, was changed in the story to reflect the more accurate 2.1%. We apologize for the confusion. CALN – As a final proposed budget was approved to be displayed and advertised to the...

CASD administrators, board meet with public to talk taxes

About 30 area residents met with Coatesville Are School District Board of Education members and administrators Sunday to talk about the budget and taxes. In a first of its kind meeting, the Coatesville Area School Board and Administrators were joined by approximately 30 community members on Sunday afternoon, March 13, to discuss the financial status of the District. The district invited residents,...

M’mm, m’mm, good! Campbells donates $10K to CASD school

Labels for Education program nets East Fallowfield Elementary funds By Lauren Parker- Gill, Staff Writer, The Times Students from East Fallowfield Elementary School, along with superintendent Dr. Cathy Taschner and principal Wayne Wallace accepted a check for $10,000, presented by Megan Hennigan and Erin Ward from Campbell’s Soup Company for the Labels for Education Grand Stand Sweepstakes for Schools. EAST...