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.

Ferguson K – 8

History

Arthur W. Ferguson Elementary School was first built in 1957. The modular-type building was designed to be a temporary facility until a new one could be built. This “temporary” facility lasted 54 years, until the School District of the City of York had the money to build a new school. In August 2010, the new Ferguson Elementary School opened, to educate students in the surrounding Ferguson every year. Ferguson is one of the seven K-8 schools in York City is considered a Green School. Some of the Green features include bright classrooms painted with low-VOC paint; sunshades on all classroom windows that reduce the building’s energy consumption; carpet tiles made from recycled truck tires; interactive screens in the classrooms that show what students and teachers write on their laptops; and a vegetative green roof that sits over the media center. The school also contains a feature not often found at schools, a secure playground in a courtyard for prekindergarten and kindergarten students.

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