Profile of West Chester School District
The basics:  Serves West Chester Borough and East Bradford, East Goshen, Thornbury, West Goshen, West Whiteland and Westtown Townships; 11,500 students; $100,3 million budget for '97-'98; superintendent is Janet P. Shaner.
In the news:  First school year for the new superintendent and the three assistant superintendents she hand-picked.
Points of pride:   Blue Ribbon recognition for high school; Fugett Middle School and Mary C. Howse Elementary School (three times recognized); strong showings at all levels in the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment.
Academic first aid:  The K-2 program in all 10 elementary schools identifies and assists students with learning problems.

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