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Tue Jun 4, 2019, 12:21 AM

Harrisburg city school district may soon be under state control, as Pa. Education department

Harrisburg city school district may soon be under state control, as Pa. Education department petitions for receivership


The state Department of Education on Monday asked a court to appoint a receiver for Harrisburg city schools, an action that could put the troubled district under state control for the second time in 20 years.

A hearing on the Education department’s petition has been scheduled for 1:30 pm this Friday, June 7 in Courtroom 8 of the Dauphin County Courthouse.

A Dauphin County judge then has seven days to decide whether or not to appoint a receiver to take operational control of the district. The vast majority of Harrisburg’s 6,300 students are minority children from low-income families.

In a 17-page petition that includes almost 400 pages of supporting evidence, Education Secretary Pedro Rivera said the district failed to achieve the goals laid out in its long-term recovery plan, which was approved jointly by the school board and the Department of Education in 2013.

Read more: https://www.penncapital-star.com/education/harrisburg-city-school-district-may-soon-be-under-state-control-as-pa-education-department-petitions-for-receivership/

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