Glen Mills dropped to associate member status in Del Val

By Terry Toohey

With Glen Mills Schools unable to field teams in football, soccer and tennis because of declining enrollment, the Del Val League voted unanimously to accept the school as an associate member for the 2019-2020 season, the league announced in a release Tuesday.

Glen Mills will remain a member of the league in cross country, basketball, wrestling, swimming, baseball and track and field, according to the release.

The vote took place during the league’s bi-monthly general meeting Monday at Interboro High School, Penn Wood athletic director and league president Rap Curry said Tuesday. The meeting included the superintendents, principals and athletic directors from the six member schools. Glen Mills was represented at the meeting by Jim Chobany, the director of education, and athletic director Pete Forjohn.

Glen Mills has been under increased scrutiny since two former counselors were charged with allegedly assaulting a student last July. Recent reports in the Philadelphia Inquirer detailed decades of alleged abuse at the school for court-adjudicated juvenile males in Thornbury Township. Its enrollment has taken a hit because of the reports.

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