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Members of the York City School District community are invited to the board's upcoming meeting to hear about the district's future plans for its sports teams and meet the new athletic director.

Ronald Coursey, who was hired by the district in January, will be giving a presentation during the school board meeting that begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Meetings are held at the York City District Administration Offices, 31 N. Pershing Ave.

Coursey said his presentation will include the current status of sports in the district, some recent sports highlights and where he is looking to take the program moving forward.

He told the board during a planning meeting earlier this month that he hopes to implement a mandatory tutoring and study hall program that connects student athletes with a peer who can help them with their studies. Coursey added he hopes to engage athletes whether they're currently on a team or in training for an upcoming season.

Coursey is also looking to improve the sports program's community outreach and said he is in the process of building relationships with local colleges and the York Revolution and other athletic directors in the county.

He also told the board he is hoping to have an applicant to recommend to the board to fill the football coach position, and once that hiring process was complete he would move forward on seeking out a new basketball coach.

Reach Jessica Schladebeck at jschladebeck@yorkdispatch.com.

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