Details About William Penn Senior High School Evacuation

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

Student Services

Lulu L. Thomas

Director of Pupil Personnel Services

Lulu ThomasA York County resident, Lulu L. Thomas is the Director of Pupil Personnel Services. Lulu first began her career in The School District of the City of York 30 years ago as a Communication Arts and Social Studies teacher at Edgar Fahs Smith Middle School. She was also responsible for Student Government, Student Activities, the School Store, building fundraisers and all school wide assemblies. She earned her Administrative Certificate in 1998. She left Smith in 2002 to become the Assistant Principal at Goode Elementary. She held that position until 2005. She was the Project Coordinator for Freedom School from 2002-2005. Freedom School was a summer program for students in grades K-12. This summer program was a partnership with Crispus Attucks. Freedom School was a literacy-based summer program and was very successful. She was promoted to the position of Principal of Goode Elementary in 2005. Lulu was then asked to move to Phineas Davis Elementary as Principal in 2010. She was asked to guide the teachers, students and parents through a building renovation. Although this was a very long process, she was able to make sure that the education of our students came first. She was appointed the Director of Pupil Personnel Services July 1, 2015. Her duties include providing assistance to students and parents, Alternative Education, Homebound Instruction/Instruction in the Home, Home Education and Private Tutoring, Serious Incidents, Discipline, Building Transfers, Family Literacy Program, Attendance, Charter School monitoring, parent liaisons and community outreach.

Lulu grew up in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Williamsport Area High School. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Millersville University. Lulu earned her Administrative Certificate from Temple University. She recently completed the Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility Program at Shippensburg University.

Most Frequently Asked Questions/Answers about Student Services

To provide assistance to parents and students in the following areas: Parent Complaints, Student Assistance (Behavior and Academic), Alternative Education, After School Program, Family Literacy Program, Homebound Instruction/Instruction in the Home, Home Education and Private Tutoring, Serious Incidents, District Policies, Building Transfers, Attendance, Discipline, Charter School Monitoring, Cornerstone Program, Parent Liaisons and Community Outreach.
Parents can get involved by joining their building level Student Advisory Committee. If they are interested in participating they should contact their building principal.
Parents/guardians should always contact the building principal first. They are going to be able to address the concern. If a parent/guardian is uncomfortable contacting the building principal, then they can contact Student Services.
We have a volunteer handbook that includes all necessary forms. Anyone interested in volunteering in a building should contact the building principal.
Contact Student Services to set up a meeting to discuss a possible partnership. If the program being suggested aligns with the goals of the District Recovery Plan then the organization will have to present the program at the Education Agenda Team. If the program is approved an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) would need to be completed. Our solicitor would review the MOU. The group/organization would be invited to present at the School Board meeting. The School Board approves or denies all MOU’s and partnerships.

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