The 13 Dallastown eighth-grade students injured Wednesday in a bus accident are doing well now, according to school officials.
The students were on three buses, part of a 10-bus convoy, en route to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., for a science field trip when the 10:30 a.m. crash involving three of the buses occurred just outside the city.
The injured students were taken to hospitals for minor injuries and were released after receiving treatment.
Interim Superintendent Ron Dyer and middle school principal Joshua Doll said, all considering, the situation at least gave Dallastown a chance to see how it operated under a crisis.
"It was Dallastown at its best," Dyer said of the response effort by staff and families. "It could have been a very disturbing upsetting situation, and I'm sure it was at some level."
Police are still investigating the crash. Two drivers involved were cited for following too closely, and a third was cited with leaving the scene of a crash, police said.
Dyer said the district still intends on going on field trips in the future.
Superintendent search: School board member Don Jasmann said a superintendent candidate field of six has been whittled down to three, and those three yet-unidentified people will go through several rounds of interviews next month.
They'll each have to meet with a large group of staff, board members, students and parents, and then on June 14, meet with the public before the school board meeting.
Dyer has been holding the superintendent seat since the board requested the resignation of Stewart Weinberg. Jasmann said all the public input from the meet-the-candidate night and other meetings will be taken into account as the board selects a permanent superintendent.
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