SDoL Back to School 2020 Plan

All School District of Lancaster students will return to school in a virtual learning environment this year, beginning Aug. 31. You can read the school board-approved plan, along with supplemental documents at the link below.

Back to School Plan

Author Archives: Adam Aurand

Principles for reopening schools in the fall

As our students and staff wrap up the unprecedented 2019-2020 school year, it is time to turn our eyes to the upcoming school year and the “new normal.” We have already begun our work to ensure that we are ready to reopen schools. Children and their families rely on schools for academic, social-emotional, health and […]

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Op-Ed: Going through the obstacles

This post was originally published as a joint op-ed in LNP | LancasterOnline signed by me, school board president Dr. Edith Gallagher and Lancaster Education Association president Mr. Jason Molloy, a Price Elementary teacher. Between us, we have nearly a century of experience as educators. The 2019-2020 academic year presented challenges to our profession unlike […]

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Furloughs are a last resort—now and always

Viewers of our recent school board meetings know that the board considered and approved a resolution authorizing the board to furlough employees for economic reasons, as LNP + LancasterOnline reported on Thursday. I want to provide some context on what this does—and does not—mean for our staff. The Pennsylvania school code requires school boards to […]

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An Open Letter to the McCaskey Class of 2020

Dear McCaskey seniors and parents, Many of you have written and called to ask, have we thought about what will happen to commencement and prom? My answer: Every day. Every day I think about how we can make it up to you. We aren’t exactly sure how, but we are committed to making the end […]

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