Community Members Invited to Participate in Focus Groups

February 2, 2022

Below is a message from Dr. Steve Gerhard with the Chester County Intermediate Unit. The letter includes details about how community members can participate in focus groups as part of the search for a new superintendent. Parents and guardians of current students, YSHS students, staff, and members of District-affiliated organizations should use the links that were emailed separately. If you did not receive links by email and you would like to participate, please continue reading. Thank you for considering these opportunities!


Dear YSSD Community Members,

I hope this email finds you well. I would like to take this opportunity to let you know that the York Suburban School District (YSSD) has contracted with the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) to conduct a superintendent search. As you may be aware, the CCIU has partnered with YSSD back in 2017 to conduct their previous Superintendent Search. As the assistant executive director for the CCIU, I and the CCIU team are looking forward to working with YSSD stakeholders to capture the perceptions, experiences, evolutions and recommendations of district stakeholders over the past four years to help develop a strong candidate profile and interview questions for the next YSSD superintendent.

Share Your Insights
To assist us in the process, we invite you to participate in a focus group being held via Zoom. Below is the date and time of your focus group.

In order to promote open and honest dialogue, representatives from the CCIU will be conducting the focus groups and no members of the YSSD leadership team will be participating in or observing the sessions. Responses will be presented in the aggregate with no specific attribution to any one person.

Community-at-Large Session #1
Tuesday, February 8
7:00-8:00 p.m.

Community-at-Large Session #2
Tuesday, February 15
11:30 a.m.-12:30p.m.

In order to ensure appropriate Zoom setup and privacy, we ask that you RSVP by Monday, February 7, if you plan to attend the first session and Monday, February 14, for the second session. You can RSVP by clicking on the links in the table above. Registered participants will be sent a Zoom link in a follow-up email and your information will not be shared with YSSD.

Thank you for your willingness to assist us and please feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

We look forward to your participation.

Dr. Steve Gerhard
Assistant Executive Director
Chester County Intermediate Unit