SDoL Back to School 2020 Plan

View our back to school information. You can read the school board-approved plan, along with supplemental documents at the link below.

Back to School Plan
Together we can

Our Community: A Pennsylvania leader in urban education

The School District of Lancaster serves more than 11,000 students, and the district is known for its rich diversity and highly professional faculty and staff. We are located in Lancaster, Pa., a flourishing small city that has become a regional hub of culture, arts, dining and history. SDoL is actively seeking candidates that add to the diversity of experience and talents of our team and support our mission to ensure that every child in our community receives an excellent education.

One of America’s “Best Places to Live”

Professionals choosing a career in the School District of Lancaster will find that Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is a wonderful place to live. SDoL serves students from Lancaster City and its neighboring township, together forming a richly diverse community of some 60,000 residents.

Lancaster and its region are prosperous and flourishing, ranked highly in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Places to Live” in America. Tucked amongst the beautiful, iconic Amish farmland, Lancaster City has become known as a premier destination for its cultural, historical and entertainment attractions. The city has been named one of Forbes’ “10 Coolest U.S. Cities to Visit” thanks, in part, to a burgeoning dining scene and its renowned “Gallery Row” art district. It also boasts the Fulton Opera House, one of the nation’s oldest theaters, just a few doors down from the Ware Center for the Performing Arts, offering great entertainment by regional and national artists. Lancaster is a frequent stop for celebrities, as musicians, actors and television personalities appreciate the city’s charm.

Housing, healthcare and higher education

The community offers diverse and affordable housing, which includes properties with historic, classic and modern elegance. Lancastrians enjoy access to excellent healthcare from Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, the area’s largest employer.

Lancaster is home to a variety of educational institutions offering numerous opportunities for post-secondary and graduate education. Franklin and Marshall College, Millersville University and the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design call the county home, as well as Harrisburg Area Community College and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. In addition, Lancaster’s central location provides access to many fine educational institutions in the region.

The heart of it all

In addition to all our community has to offer, Lancastrians enjoy their proximity to the major metropolitan areas in the east.

Lancaster is a just a drive away from Baltimore (55 miles), Philadelphia (70 miles), Washington D.C. (87 miles) and New York City (160 Miles). Travel to and from Lancaster is made easy with direct access to major highways. The city’s Amtrak station is recently renovated and one of the busiest train hubs in the area. Air travelers are served by several regional and international airports.