Hello Core Class 2019!

We are carefully watching the weather ahead of tomorrow's Core Class (is it Spring yet?!?!).
Because tomorrow's session will be held at ELANCO, we will follow their lead as to delay and/or cancellation. Please watch WGAL, Lancasteronline, and so on for their status.
In the event that ELANCO delays, plan to report at 10a.
In the event that ELANCO cancels, our session will be rescheduled for the snow makeup date of March 8.

Any delays or cancellations will also be posted to our Facebook page, website, and sent to you via email.

Of course, your safety is of utmost importance to us. If you do not feel comfortable driving tomorrow, please do not attempt to reach us.
If you need to reach us tomorrow (after checking all of the resources listed above), Erin can be reached by texting (607) 761-2269 and I can be reached by texting (717) 371-6762.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience. Now cross your fingers for NO SNOW!

Kate and Erin


Hello Core Class 2019!

Our next session is Public Education on March 1.
We will begin the session at the Garden Spot Campus of the ELANCO School District and conclude the day at JP McCaskey in the School District of Lancaster.
Because we will be visiting schools while they are in session, please read parking and arrival instructions carefully.
Please plan to arrive at the Garden Spot Campus of ELANCO School District (669 East Main Street, New Holland) between 8a and 8:10a.
Programming will start promptly at 8:15a. MAP
-There is limited visitor parking at this location. We will be parking along the drive. Please download and follow the PARKING MAP below. Do not park in the lots.
-Use the main entrance where volunteers will guide you to the community hall.
From ELANCO we will travel to JP McCaskey (445 N Reservoir St, Lancaster). MAP
-Please park along the side and rear of the building (towards McDonalds/Franklin Street).
-Enter the front of the building (under the tower) and student volunteers will guide you to the library.
Please carpool for this session.
We will be discussing many complex issues in a short amount of time during the session. Please familiarize yourself with the educational issues and educational terms documents.
Dress for the day is BUSINESS CASUAL.
You do not need to bring your notebook. You do not need to print a copy of the agenda.
If you are unable to attend this session, please let us know as soon as possible.
Inclement weather procedures: we have reserved March 8 as a makeup day in the event that weather forces us to cancel this session. When at all possible, our preference will be to delay the session by 1-2 hours and proceed as scheduled.
Any delays or cancellations will be posted to our Facebook page, website, and sent to you via email.
Of course, your safety is of utmost importance to us. If you do not feel comfortable driving, please do not attempt to reach us.
Additional items:
• CAT Presentations are scheduled for April 26. For additional direction on what your presentation should look like, please download the CAT PRESENTATION GUIDELINES. Please send us your completed presentation by Wednesday of that week.
• Please take note of the final homework assignment: Community Board Observation (due 4/26). The link to complete the homework is under the password protected Core 2019 tab.
• We are now accepting applications for the Core Class of 2020. Alumni are our greatest source of referral! Please send interested parties our way, or pass along contact info and we will be happy to reach out.
• Save the date for Graduation! Graduation is open to coworkers, family, and friends. It will be held the evening of May 16. Additional details coming soon.
All information included in this email will be available on the website under the password protected section "Core 2019". The case sensitive password is LeadershipLancaster2019.
Please feel free to contact me either by phone or email in the office if you have any questions, concerns or comments.
If you need to reach us on the day of, my cell phone is 607-761-2269. Kate can be reached at 717-371-6762. Texting is best.
We look forward to seeing you on the 1st!

Erin & Kate

Homework Assignments

As part of the Core curriculum, you will be asked to complete homework assignments throughout the year:

  • Please complete the ORIENTATION homework and return in a sealed envelope marked with your name at the County Tour (October 5).
  • The ARTS homework is due by November 16th. Please attend a local arts and culture performance, event or exhibit (visual, theatrical, musical, museum exhibits, etc.) and evaluate your impressions before the Arts & Culture Session on December 7th. Feel free to be creative with this.
  • The GOVERNMENT OBSERVATION is due by December 17th. For this assignment, we are asking you to observe a city or county government meeting (planning commission, city council, township meetings, etc) and report on your observations.
  • COMMUNITY BOARD OBSERVATION is due April 26. As part of your CAT project, you are to observe the Board meeting of a community benefit organization involved with your topic. Your entire group does not have to observe the same organization.

Core 2019 Documents

PDE Update Presentation
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Educational Issues
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2019 Public Education Agenda
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2019 Public Education Session Parking Map
download
2040 Presentation
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Lancaster County Voting Trends
download
County Planning Presentation
download
State of the Economy Presentation
download
LL Understanding Differences Presentation
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Lancaster County Demographics
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