Parent Learning Option Intent Form

The School District of the City of York is working very hard to plan a safe return for our students and staff in the fall. As we shared with our school board recently, school will likely look different this year. We understand that every family is in a unique situation, health, and comfort level that we need to be ready to support. As a result, families will have two learning options for returning to school in Fall 2020 under the Green Phase. 1) In-person learning 2) K-12 Bearcat Cyber Academy. Please submit one form for each of your children enrolled at the School District of the City of York. This form will close on August 6, 2020 https://forms.gle/qzqL8Vk54xupmtDP9


El Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de York está trabajando muy duro para planear un regreso seguro para nuestros estudiantes y empleados en el otoño. Como compartimos con nuestra junta escolar recientemente, la educación probablemente se verá diferente este año. Entendemos que necesitamos estar preparados para apoyar a nuestras familias ya que cada familia se encuentra en una situación, salud y nivel de confort único. Como resultado, las familias tendrán dos opciones de aprendizaje para volver a las clases en el otoño del 2020 en la Fase Verde. 1) Aprendizaje en persona 2) Academia Cibernética Bearcat K-12. Por favor, envíe un formulario por cada uno de sus hijos matriculados en el Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de York. Este formulario se cerrará el 6 de agosto del 2020 https://forms.gle/qzqL8Vk54xupmtDP9

School District Of The City Of York

Recovery Plan

Message from Chief Recovery Officer

I was appointed by the Secretary of Education as the Chief Recovery Officer (CRO) for the School District of the City of York to develop and implement a financial recovery plan.  That plan is intended to lead the district into financial solvency and position it for academic success.  That plan was approved by the Board of School Directors and the Secretary of Education in April, 2016.

To view the Board-approved Plan, click here. (To view the district’s 2013 Recovery Plan, click here.)

You can also review a Recovery Plan update presented to the Board of School Directors on Aug. 16, 2017 by clicking here.

As CRO, I will use my experience as a parent, teacher, principal, superintendent, and leadership coach, in conjunction with the educational research and resources available through the Pennsylvania Department of Education, to identify successful programs and devise solutions for the opportunities identified in the Recovery Plan.

While the District remains in “Moderate Financial Recovery,” many of the financial goals established in the Recovery Plan have been achieved.  Moving forward, we will focus on the academic goals designed to improve third grade literacy, PSSA achievement, Keystone achievement and high school graduation.

This is a task that will not be achieved quickly or easily.  All of us will need to have patience and persistence to do what we must – insure that our children receive the very best education possible.  The task will also require the participation of everyone – faculty, staff, administrators, parents, students and community members.  Make no mistake about it, this will be hard work.  However, from what I have seen of this city and its citizens, you are up for the challenge.

Dr. Carol H. Saylor

dr-carol-saylor_2016Dr. Carol Saylor is the owner of Carol Saylor and Associates, LLC, a career and leadership coaching organization in Manheim, PA. Currently she is employed by Pennsylvania Department of Education as the Chief Recovery Officer for the School District of the City of York.   Previous to that, she served the Manheim Central School District and the Fairfield Area School District in Fairfield, PA as superintendent for 13 and nine years respectively.  Prior to becoming a superintendent, Dr. Saylor served as a high school and middle school principal and an English teacher in the Shikellamy School District, Sunbury, PA.

Dr. Saylor is past president of the Women’s Caucus of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA) and PASA.  She was PA Superintendent of the Year in 2005 and served on the Governing Board for the American Association of School Administrators (AASA).

Dr. Saylor received her baccalaureate degree from Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA.  She has a master’s degree in educational administration from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA and a doctorate from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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