A series of town hall meetings began Thursday night on the York City School District’s recovery plan, which is aimed at addressing the financial and academic issues plaguing the district.
Superintendent Eric Holmes pointed out the district has lost roughly one-third of its students in the last decade in addition to laying off hundreds of teachers and support staff. He says the goal of the plan is to end the cycle of poor schools driving students out of the district.
“Our ultimate goal (is) to improve the quality of schools in the school district of the City of York. And, parents and community members will be able to see that as they visit our schools and as they talk to our kids,” said Holmes.
The recovery plan, which was released in May, can be viewed here. It includes bench marks over the next five years that the district aims to meet to bring up math and reading scores. It also outlines efforts to tackle the district’s structural deficit.