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

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Check and Connect is an evidence based truancy intervention program provided by Pennsylvania Counseling Services in five York City schools. The program is focused on promoting students’ engagement with school, reducing dropout, and increasing school completion. Participating in Check and Connect provides an opportunity for students to build a trusting relationship with a mentor whose primary goal is to keep education a priority for students over a two year timeframe. Mentors “Check” attendance and academic performance regularly, and “Connect” with students about progress, goal setting, and problem solving, as well as being available to listen to personal concerns. Mentors promote cooperation between families, schools, and services to enhance communication and deepen student support.

Currently Check and Connect is provided at Jackson K-8, McKinley K-8, Ferguson K-8, Devers K-8, and William Penn Senior High School. Students in 5th-8th grade with four or more illegal absences are eligible to be referred for participation. If interested in learning more about the Check and Connect Program please contact your child’s school attendance officer.

Pennsylvania Counseling Services
York Psych Office
128-130 North George Street
York, PA 17401
Phone: 717-848-6116
Checkandconnect@pacounseling.com

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