Profile of Great Valley School District
The basics: Serves Malvern Borough and Willistown, Charlestown and East Whiteland Townships; 3,350 students; $36.2 million budget for '97-'98; superintendent is Rita S. Jones.
In the news: District plans new school as it gears up for enrollment boom.
Points of pride: "Safe Schools" project including ID badges for all adults, peer mediation, sexual harassment prevention training, etc.; nontraditional high school credit courses taught in conjunction with personnel from a local hotel and a local hospital; a strong arts education program tied to Great Balley Community Arts Foundation.
Academic first aid:  Resource room; peer tutoring; instructional support teams for grades K-8.

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