Taxes are high because homeowners are paying to support the local school district, which is expensive. School property taxes should be either eliminated or significantly reduced. There is legislation pending in the PA General Assembly -- the Property Tax Independence Act (SB1776 and HB1776) -- to eliminate the school property tax and replace that lost revenue with a higher sales tax (7%), applying the sales tax to more services and merchandise, and a slightly higher earned income tax.... more
Hi, i too am really late in responding but i have two girls in the Chichester Middle School and they Love it! they are doing very well and are Honor Students, They have had no trouble and they love thier teachers. I have meant many of the teaching staff and the Principle, and although he has joined the Middle school last year, he has made and continues to make many improvements to the school, cirriculum and staff. Our schools are Clean and in my opinion, Safe. The Teaching staff works hard and have done a fine job handling kids of disciplinary issues - 0 tolerance. My children are involved in so many activities that our school has to offer. Great Music Program for one! Great Athletics department and Many Activities. The districts schools organize various sports activities, such as football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, soccer and softball. The districts campuses offer enrichment classes in art, music, band, choir, cheerleading, dance and orchestra.
The elementay School - Hilltop is, in my opinon and experience, one of the Best Elementary Schools in this area. Chi School District offers Autism programs, and special education programs for children with learning disabilities and physical and speech handicaps. Its schools academic curricula include English, math, science, social studies and language arts.... more