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.

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William Penn Pool Restoration Project

Since March 2016, a community group of York High alumni have been organizing to accomplish an ambitious but important goal: Fix the swimming pool and diving tank at William Penn Senior High School.

Pool Restoration Project

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The pool, which once hosted one of York County’s premier aquatics programs, has been empty for about seven years.

Constructed in 1971, the pool no longer meets PIAA competition requirements and requires significant upgrades.

The BT Express, a community group that advocates for the academic and athletic success of York City students, has partnered with York City Mayor Kim Bracey and York County Economic Alliance President and CEO Kevin Schreiber as co-chairs of the $1.2 million capital campaign.

On Jan. 26, 2017, the BT Express held a press conference at the high school to announce the campaign.

You can read accounts of that press conference in The York Daily Record here and The York Dispatch here.

To contribute to the campaign:



To donate the old-fashioned way, make your tax-deductible contribution to William Penn Senior High School Pool Restoration Project, 31 N. Pershing Ave., York, PA 17401. Attention: Richard Snodgrass, Business Manager.

All contributions will be deposited directly into a York City School District account specifically for the renovation project.

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