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School Board Votes in New Member

A former politician now sits on the West Chester Area School Board.

Brett Binder, moments before being sworn in at the West Chester Area School District meeting Monday (credit: Nate Adams).
Brett Binder, moments before being sworn in at the West Chester Area School District meeting Monday (credit: Nate Adams).

After electing new members in November and accepting a resignation from former board member Karen Miller, the West Chester Area School Board is finally operating at a full nine members.

The Board voted and instated its ninth member, Brett Binder, at its meeting at Rustin High School on Monday.

Binder, who was approved by the board in a 5-3 vote, was one of seven area candidates who had presented their case before the board in a series of meetings earlier in November.

“I think that Brett brings a different kind of diversity to this board … that’s really needed,” board member Joyce Chester said of the Binder, who was sworn into his position Monday night.

Board member Robin Kaliner said that she voted while considering “bringing on a new member with some experience.”

“I agree that there are some skill sets that we need support in, in areas such as capital and facilities, and legislation.”

Binder is a lawyer with Binder & Canno in East Bradford. He ran against Representative Dan Truitt for the House of Representatives District 156 in 2012.

During his 15 minute presentation to the board, Binder said that he thought “he could be helpful in drafting public policy” thanks to his law background and that one of his focuses for the board going forward was to for the district to be able to provide “a broad education” to its students. 
Star Thrower December 18, 2013 at 08:50 AM
lol - looks like the school board is going completely gay - - not that there is anything wrong with that :)
edufan December 18, 2013 at 06:18 PM
Please explain that comment, ST
Star Thrower December 19, 2013 at 07:47 PM
The comment is self-explanatory .. a shame I needed to remind someone who pretends to have a master's degree
edufan December 20, 2013 at 06:09 AM
Hah. That is the type of non-answer I expect form you. I see you continue with your immature, ill attempt at humor. Of course, this is my opinion and I do have a Master's Degree, having received the degree with high honors.
Star Thrower December 20, 2013 at 06:47 AM
Everything is a non-answer to a non-educated non-taxpaying pedophile enabling union propagandist who asks a non-question :)
Carlos December 20, 2013 at 11:25 AM
Salty and ignorant is a bad combination.
Star Thrower December 20, 2013 at 11:58 AM
Try eating something besides your own words .. it may help
Carlos December 21, 2013 at 08:28 AM
Cowardly pathetic

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