Renovation & Contruction Updates

Summary of Future Focused Plan work 2021-2022

December 4, 2023 |
Over the course of a year, Dr. Scott Krauser led the Board of Directors and the York Suburban community through an in-depth series of sessions exploring possible ways to plan for the facility needs of York Suburban School District.  The current plans to build a new Intermediate Center and renovate York Suburban High School directly stem from this Future Focused Planning work outlined below.   Presentations to Board & Community   The Administration’s final recommendation was for option 4B. For a better look at the slides on the screen, access them at this link.  
April 11, 2022 Video Slides (Board Update)
April 7, 2022 Video Slides (Community Meeting)
February 28, 2022 Video Slides (General Update)
February 23, 2022 Video (Virtual Community Meeting)
February 14, 2022 Video (Virtual Meeting Update)
January 24, 2022 Video (Next Steps Update)
December 20, 2021 Video Slides (Final Recommendation)
December 6, 2021 Video Slides (Planning Recap & Cost Savings)
November 22, 2021 Video Slides (Facilities Review, Project Phasing, & Financing)
November 8, 2021 Video Slides (Study Options 4, 4B, & 5)
October 25, 2021 Video Slides (Study Options 4 & 5)
October 11, 2021 Video Slides (Study Option 1 & Probable Maintenance Costs)
September 27, 2021 Video Slides (Planned Educational Program & Study Review)
September 13, 2021 Video Slides (FFP Overview & Projected Enrollments)
August 9, 2021 Video Infographics (FFP Update & Infographics)
July 12, 2021 Video (FFP Update & White Papers)  
June 28, 2021 Video (Projected Enrollments, Building Capacities, Facility Assessments)  
May 10, 2021 Video (FFP Process Updates)  
April 12, 2021 Video (FFP Process Overview)  
White Papers & Other Documents
26 Guiding Principles
Infographics for White Papers
White Paper: Culture and Climate
White Paper: Curriculum and Instruction
White Paper: Equity
White Paper: Facility-Focused Community Engagement
White Paper: Structures
White Paper: Student and Community Engagement

November 28 Update – Intermediate Center Design Concept

December 4, 2023 |

Concept for Intermediate Center

Concept for Intermediate Center design



On November 26, 2023, Mr. Seth Wentz of Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates presented the monthly update to the Board of Directors. In the last month, representatives from the administration visited two sites with recent projects to help better understand sizing and a concept proposed for the Intermediate Center. Our design team met several times to refine a possible floor plan and site design to maximize field space on the East York site. The current proposed design uses a main street concept in which the public use and classroom spaces are on different sides of the building which allows for better security while allowing public use to key areas of the building. The current concept is over our desired square footage and the team will continue to make adjustments during the design process to minimize that value.


October 23 Update – Design Process and Schedule update

October 25, 2023 |

Proposed schedules Oct 2023

Updated Project Schedules as of October 2023

Mr. Wentz returned on October 23, 2023 to provide the monthly update for the Board of Directors. The teams working on programming and design needs have met three times to discuss the Intermediate Center and and other two times to review the high school programming needs. Mr. Wentz presented a revised timeline for the YSHS renovations that will better meet the extensive design process needed to meet the programming needs. This will also permit the District to focus on one design at a time for the bulk of the project.  A copy of the presentation can be accessed here.


September 26 Update – Design Process

September 27, 2023 |

Design Process

Design Process presented September 26


On September 26, 2023, Seth Wentz of Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates presented the monthly update on the construction of an Intermediate Center and renovations to York Suburban High School. Both projects are in the design and planning phases. Mr. Wentz explained the design process and will be provide monthly updates for the Board of Directors and York Suburban Community. The update also included a preliminary timeline for construction of a new Intermediate Center and two possible timelines for the High School renovations. This presentation can be accessed here.


Proposed Renovation and Construction Update

September 9, 2023 |

School Board Meeting August 28, 2023

School Board Meeting August 28, 2023Over the 2022-2023 school year, the York Suburban administration and the Board of School Directors continued a review of the needs of the District facilities and academic programs. This robust process included reviewing multiple studies completed over the past decade and looking at the current condition of buildings and the academic programs they support. Over months of review and discussion, the Board identified and prioritized criteria to evaluate against possible renovations and construction options that may best support the District’s challenges in meeting student needs in an evolving world.


During the school board voting meeting held on Monday, August 28, 2023, the Board of School Directors provided authorization for the administration to proceed with the planning and design phase for:

  • New Construction at East York Elementary School for a grade 3-5 consolidation.
  • High School renovations and a new pool.


Video of the August 28, 2023 can be viewed here. To stay engaged, please visit the school board website for meeting agendas and minutes. 

Proposed Renovation and Construction

August 18, 2023 |

Proposed Renovation/Construction

District Priorities: Addressing YSSD’s Programs/Facilities/Finances

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