Details about response to accident involving district school bus

This morning, a bus transporting students from William Penn Senior High School to the Edgar Fahs Smith STEAM Academy was involved in an accident. Six students were transported to the hospital for assessment of possible injuries. As of 3 p.m., each of the students had been treated and released from the hospital. The driver of the school bus was also transported to the hospital. All other students on the bus were evaluated by school nurses.

The school district contacted parents of the affected students and will report more information to the public when it is available. The safety and well-being of our students is always our top priority. We appreciate the community’s support and patience as we continue to investigate.

School District Of The City Of York

District Superintendent

Dr. Eric Holmes was named Superintendent of the School District of the City of York on July 1, 2013.

He believes that all children, urban, suburban or rural, should be afforded the best educational opportunities available, and that a child’s zip code should not determine the quality of their schools.  Dr. Holmes’ work as Superintendent has been focused on instituting researched-based reforms that result in improved student academic achievement.

Dr. Holmes began his 32-year professional career with the School District of the City of York teaching high school Social Studies.  After six years of teaching, he was promoted to Assistant Principal and then to middle school Principal, where he served for 13 years.  In 2007, Dr. Holmes was selected as the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources.  He served in that capacity until 2013, when he was appointed as the District’s 14th Superintendent of Schools.

Dr. Holmes is active in a variety of educational, civic and cultural organizations.  He served as an adjunct professor at Shippensburg University and taught School Law, Negotiations and Personnel Management and the Central Office Practicum.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the Martin Library and Junior Achievement.  He is also an Advisory Board member at the Byrnes Health Education Center and Penn State York.  Dr. Holmes is a member of the Rotary Club of York and a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Inc.

Dr. Holmes earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from the Pennsylvania State University, a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Loyola College in Maryland, and a Doctorate in Urban Educational Leadership from Morgan State University.

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