Tag: school budget


This Week in Chester History…

In 1960, the Board of Education cut $33,224 from its budget, as directed by the Borough and Township Councils, after the budget was defeated twice at the polls. Larger cuts came in the form of heating units for classrooms, transportation, teacher salaries, and field trip funds. Source: Observer-Tribune


This Week in Chester History…

In 1960, according to the Observer-Tribune, Vincent DeLucas, of the Windy Acres Trailer Park collapsed while voting in the school election. The First Aid Squad administered oxygen, but DeLucas did not survive his heart attack. Despite being incomplete (he had selected the candidates, but had not yet weighed in on the budget), his ballot was counted with all the others.