YorkCounts group to weigh in on York City schools financial recovery process

The next meeting of the York City School District’s advisory committee for the financial recovery process will include a presentation from the YorkCounts education work group.

The advisory committee is working with David Meckley, the district’s state-appointed chief recovery officer, to come up with a plan for turning district finances around.

Prior to school district being declared in financial recovery, YorkCounts, an initiative of the York County Community Foundation, formed a work group over the summer to look at education issues and things that have worked in turning failing, high poverty districts into high performing districts. The Education Policy and Leadership Center, a Harrisburg-based nonprofit, was enlisted for a fact-finding analysis.

The YorkCounts group was aiming to have its work completed early this year.

Eric Menzer, chairman of the group, said Meckley — who had been part of the YorkCounts group — invited them to present.

Menzer declined to give any sneak peek as to what they’ll say.

You can find out for yourself, since the meetings are open to the public. The next meeting is at 6 p.m. Feb. 13, at the school district administration building, 31 N. Pershing Ave., York.

For a list of advisory committee meetings, members, and other information about the financial recovery process, visit the recovery plan website.

The members of the YorkCounts group are:
Eric Menzer
York Mayor Kim Bracey
Bob Woods
Loren Kroh
Former U.S. Rep. Todd Platts
Michael Newsome
Sue Krebs
Don Burkins
Pat London
Bill Hartman
Jane Conover

About Angie Mason

I'm the education reporter at the York Daily Record/Sunday News. I want to know what's happening inside York County classrooms. Email me at amason@ydr.com or follow me on Twitter: @angiemason1
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