McKinley K-8 After School Programs Cancelled (Today)

Please be advised McKinley K-8 has been placed on a "Shelter in Place" due to an incident occurring in the area. All teachers and staff are safe. No students are on the premises as today is a Wellness Wednesday with learning occurring at home. All after-school activities are cancelled.

Election Day Information- November 3rd School Building Closed

Tuesday, November 3, 2020, is election day. With several of our school buildings serving as polling sites, the School District of the City of York has made the decision to close all school buildings for in-person learning. All students will be expected to continue learning virtually and/or completing assignments given by their teacher at home.  Students will still be able to receive a Breakfast and Lunch at their respective schools.


El martes, 3 de noviembre, 2020, es día de elecciones. Como varias de nuestras escuelas servirán como lugar para votar, el Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de York ha tomado la decisión de cerrar todas las escuelas para el aprendizaje en persona ese día. Se espera que todos los estudiantes continúen aprendiendo virtualmente y/o completando las asignaciones indicadas por los maestros en casa. Los estudiantes podrán recibir un Desayuno y un Almuerzo en sus escuelas respectivas.

All PreK-12 Grade Students Virtual Learning (2nd Marking Period)

2nd Marking Period Virtual - Please click the link below to access more information on the Virtual Learning plan. This plan has been approved by the School Board of Directors at the School Board Meeting on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. https://www.ycs.k12.pa.us/blog/all-k-12-virtual-learning/

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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