District Announcements

Lost son inspires Mother's Day fun

Patrick Dolan’s family is keeping his memory alive by helping special needs students from Dover Area High School create Mother's Day gifts and develop life skills. Read more from this article from the York Daily Record.

Dover Area Board of Directors Approve a Tentative 2016-2017 Budget

April 21, 2016 – Dover Area School District’s Board of School Directors approved a tentative 2016-2017 budget on Thursday, which continues to place an emphasis on the educational needs of the community.

The $58,699,842 budget holds the line on real estate taxes for the second year, maintaining Dover’s 2015-2016 millage rate of 21.934, while eliminating the unpopular per capita tax.  The proposed budget includes an assumption of no increased state funding and the use of $1,442,096 of the approximately $3.8M of committed fund balance for employer retirement contributions.

The proposed 2016-2017 budget redirects resources to educational programming through the following cost neutral initiatives:  expanding the one-to-one initiative in grades 4-12; implementing a new reading program K-5 (Journeys); expanding the District’s current reading series to 6th grade (Collections); adding supplemental materials to our current Social Studies curriculum K-6; expanding in-house responsibility for alternative education; launching of a new Student Information System (Skyward); and responding to the ever-changing needs of the District’s special education populations.

The proposed budget is subject to change and the Board of School Directors will vote on the 2016-2017 final budget on May 24, 2016.

Copies of the proposed budget are available for inspection at the District’s Administration offices and the District’s website:

UPDATE:  Unfortunately, we have to cancel the DIS 2nd Annual My School Color Run on May 14th due to a lack of interested participants.  If you registered already, we will be in touch with you.  Anyone with questions or concerns should contact Mrs. Tice at the Intermediate School (717. 292.8067 or atice@doversd.org).

Being Dover Proud does not stop when summer starts!
We are proud eagles all year long!

The Dover DECA Chapter at the high school is having a district wide apparel sale. Students should have received order forms from their individual schools with the design and order details. Orders are due back on May 6th with anticipated delivery of items by the end of May. High school students are to return forms to Mrs. Loni Kress in room 182. All other buildings, please return to the school's office to be forwarded to Mrs. Kress. If you have any questions, please email us at LKress@doversd.org. Thank you so much for your continued support with our students endeavors. 

DASD Intermediate School Orientation Meeting

The DASD Intermediate School will be hosting an orientation meeting for parents of 6th graders moving to 7th grade on Wednesday, May 25th from 5:30pm-7:00pm in the Intermediate School auditorium located at 4500 Intermediate Avenue, Dover, PA 17315. For more information, please contact the Intermediate School at 717-292-8067.

CAPE Assessment Announcement

Dr. Mike McGough will be administering the CAPE test at LIU’s Central Office in New Oxford on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Please note that payment is being required with registration.  Waiting for payment has delayed returning test results in a timely manner. The CAPE assessment has been recognized by LEA’s within the region as an alternative assessment that can be used to document that any Title I-funded paraprofessional is “highly qualified” under the requirements of NCLB. All registrations should be returned to M. R. McGough, LLC, NOT LIU, at the address listed on the attached form.  If you have any questions, please email Dr. Mike McGough, drmike3@comcast.net

Registration Form

Guest Teacher Program

Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 now offers Guest Teacher Training on behalf of Adams, York, and Franklin County school districts.

Individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree in any field of study are eligible to apply to become guest teachers. The PA Department of Education (PDE) allows school districts and intermediate units to apply for emergency certifications for qualified applicants. Applicants who complete Guest Teacher Training requirements are eligible to substitute in LIU 12 classrooms and participating school districts in the area. If you are interested in participating in this great program, please visit:


School Bus and Van Drivers Wanted

For Dover Area School District
Training Provided
Contact E&B Transportation
(717) 292-9539  

Facilities Planning

The Dover Area School District Administration presented a facilities PowerPoint outlining possible short term and long term considerations for district schools. Please click here for the PowerPoint reviewed on Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

Clearance Information for All Employees, Volunteers, and Substitutes for the Dover Area School District

Please click on the appropriate link listed below to obtain the most updated background clearance guidelines

Employees Click Here        Volunteers Click Here      Substitutes Click Here

District Clearance Information

Qualified Substitutes Needed

The Dover Area School District is currently looking for qualified professional substitutes in grades K – 12 and in all subject areas.  Please visit the employment tab to apply.

Click here to pay lunches on-line.

School Cancellations--Listen to . . .
Tuesday, May 10
Special School Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The meeting will be held at the Dover Area School District Administration building located at 101 Edgeway Rd., Dover, PA 17315.

Thursday, May 19
Committee Meetings/Board Planning Meeting

The meetings will be held at the Dover Area School District Administration building located at 101 Edgeway Rd., Dover, PA 17315. Committee meetings begin at 6:00pm with the Board Planning meeting beginning at 7:00pm.

Tuesday, May 24
School Board Meeting

The meeting will be held at the Dover Area School District Administration building located at 101 Edgeway Rd., Dover, PA 17315.

Friday, May 27
Snow Makeup Day
Monday, May 30
Schools Closed for Students & Staff


Title IX - & Interscholastic Athletic Opportunities Disclosure Form

DASD's Nondiscrimination Policy

The Dover Area School District does not discriminate in its educational and vocational programs and activities, or in its recruitment and employment practices, on the basis of race, color, age, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, or disability in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Act Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1964, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. The Dover Area School District provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Any inquiries regarding the Dover Area School District’s non-discrimination policies should be directed to the District Superintendent at 101 Edgeway Road, Dover, PA 17315 or (717) 292-3671.