Support the PSEA-Chester Upland Crisis Fund

The Chester Upland School District in Delaware County, Pennsylvania is in the midst of extreme economic crisis. On January 17, a federal judge approved a plan for the state to advance $3.2 million in state allocations to the district that it had been scheduled to get later in the year. The amount should be enough to allow the district to make payroll and meet expenses for a few more weeks. However, the school district and its students are still moving toward the brink, with no promise of additional state support after the $3.2 million advance is exhausted. 

"We are committed to the students in our schools. We're willing to delay our own compensation so that the students can keep coming to school. We plan to keep showing up and doing our jobs. Our students need us now more than ever."

- Gloria Zoranski, President
Chester Upland Education Association

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Members of Chester Upland School District’s employee associations resolved to work for delayed compensation for as long as each person is able, even if the school district fails to meet payroll. The associations also passed a resolution calling on the PA Department of Education to release funds to keep the district open.
Read copies of the resolutions and a public statement released by association leaders, along with links to state and national news coverage.
On January 14, the PSEA Board of Directors established the PSEA-Chester Upland Crisis Fund, created to provide financial support to members of the Chester Upland Education Association and Chester Upland Education Personnel Association during this emergency situation where the welfare of the students of the District is in jeopardy.

How to Contribute
Individuals can send contributions to:

PSEA-Chester Upland Crisis Fund
c/o PSEA
400 North Third Street
P.O. Box 1724
Harrisburg, PA 17105-1724

Checks should be made payable to "PSEA-Chester Upland Crisis Fund." Please note that contributions are not tax deductible as charitable contributions.

About the Fund

  • The Fund will accept contributions from PSEA members and local associations affiliated with PSEA, and from others who wish to support this cause.
  • Contributions are not tax deductible as charitable contributions.
  • The contributions will be distributed by PSEA as soon as feasible, and on as regular a basis as feasible, to each member of CUEA and CUESPA for so long as the crisis exists and the District cannot make payroll.

Additional details can be found in the PSEA Board of Directors' January 14, 2012 resolution establishing the PSEA-Chester Upland Crisis Fund (PDF).

Thank you for supporting the educators and students in Chester Upland School District.