New Chief Recovery Officer Named for York City School District

April 09, 2015

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf, acting state Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera and Mayor Kim Bracey announced today that long-time educator and administrator, Dr. Carol Saylor, has been named chief recovery officer of the York City School District to lead the district’s financial recovery.

“School districts across Pennsylvania are struggling as a result of funding cuts, and the York City School District has been driven to the brink of financial collapse,” said Governor Wolf. “Dr. Saylor, a long-time educator and administrator, working with Mayor Bracey will provide the leadership and vision needed to put York City Schools on a path back to stability. With Dr. Saylor’s proven experience in public education and my proposed reinvestment in our schools, York City students will finally have the tools they need to succeed.”

Saylor, who is from Manheim, Lancaster County, worked in education for over 35 years, including serving as superintendent of the Fairfield Area and Manheim Central school districts. She received a bachelor’s degree from Susquehanna University, a master’s degree from Bucknell University, and a doctorate in education from Nova University.

Among her duties, Saylor will co-chair a committee with Mayor Bracey to ensure the York community’s voice is represented when developing a recovery plan for the district. The other members of the committee will be announced at a later date.

“Today marks a fresh start for the York City School District,” Bracey said. “Beyond her extensive background in education, I’m most encouraged by Dr. Saylor’s enthusiasm for helping York’s schools.”

Rivera added that there was a comprehensive selection process for a new CRO, and that state, city, and school officials were included in the review of candidates.

“Dr. Saylor has the support of Governor Wolf, the Department of Education, and local leaders to steer the York City School District on a new path,” Rivera said. “We have confidence in her ability and her vision to develop a plan that will be inclusive of the local community and effectively deliver a better education for our children.”

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Sheridan – 717.783.1116

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