Phillips-Hill’s latest podcast looks at public education in York County and its evolution during COVID-19 pandemic

YORK – Dr. Nathan Van Deusen, Superintendent of the South Eastern School District, joins Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) on the latest episode of the senator’s podcast to discuss the current reality of public education during the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Van Deusen discusses the decision-making process leading up to the closure of York County’s public schools last month, as well as how the school district is transitioning to online learning amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“Our local school districts were forced to quickly transition from classroom to Chromebook last month. My latest podcast episode gives local listeners valuable insight on how our school districts are working through this new normal in light of the governor’s decision to extend school closures through the remainder of the academic calendar,” Phillips-Hill said.

Phillips-Hill and Van Deusen review some of the challenges to remote learning, including lack of access to high-speed internet and the solution the South Eastern School District implemented to ensure no student was without access to an online classroom.

Phillips-Hill’s podcast, as well as instructions on how to subscribe to the podcast can be found on her website at The program runs 28 minutes.

COVID-19 Updates

 Phillips-Hill and her staff continue to respond to emails and phone calls left at her offices. The office remains closed to in-person meetings and visitors until further notice.

She can be reached at 717-741-4648 (District Office) or at 717-787-7085 (Capitol Office), as well as at or

For more information on the coronavirus pandemic and any state and local news, local citizens are encouraged to follow Senator Phillips-Hill on Facebook ( and on Twitter (@SenatorKristin).

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