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    West Chester Area School District’s collection raises eyebrows

    After an East Bradford family lost most of its belongings in a fire last month, the West Chester Area School District decided to take up a collection.

    The Hillsdale Elementary School PTO is leading the charge and intercepting the donations, but as West Chester Patch reports, the school district has posted a call for donations on its website.

    This prompted some comments from Patch readers, who question whether the family’s political ties have anything to do with the collection.

    Political affiliations aside, what responsibility does a school district have to its community? When and in what capacity is it appropriate for a school district to help raise funds for a family? Feed the Feed.

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