The York City School Board met tonight for the first time since the governor announced a new chief recovery officer, Dr. Carol Saylor. Saylor will work with the mayor and the public to come up with a recovery plan for the district.
Saylor told FOX43 that out of all of her jobs in education, turning around the York City School District will be the toughest job of her career. Saylor’s resume includes time as a superintendent at Fairfield Area and Manheim Central School Districts. Monday night she listened as some district schools presented academic data and where they rank this year compared to prior years. Superintendent Eric Holmes talked about restructuring the high school for incoming freshmen as part of the district’s recovery process.
Saylor says she has not met with the State Department of Education to nail down a recovery plan, but she is eager to get to work.
“How can we restructure the schools to be better for the kids? I think is exactly what the whole plan needs to be. How can we restructure the schools to be better for the kids?” said Saylor.
Saylor has been working at York High for the past year on a contractual basis. She replaces David Meckley who resigned last month stating the governor didn’t support his plan to turn the district’s schools into charter schools.
Over the next few weeks Saylor will work with the mayor and the district to develop a committee that will help come up with ideas for a recovery plan.