State looks to place York City School District in receivership

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s acting education secretary is asking a court to place the York City School District in receivership status.

Carolyn Dumaresq filed the petition Monday in York County court, saying the school board has failed to implement a state appointee’s plan designed improve academic performance and restore financial stability.

A hearing must be held within seven days.

State-appointed recovery officer Dave Meckley drafted the plan in June 2013. He asked the board last month to activate a provision making York City’s public schools the state’s first to be turned into privately run charter schools.

But the school board postponed action on it amid protests by teachers, parents and students.

Dumaresq proposed making Meckley the receiver if the court makes York the third Pennsylvania school district to be placed into receivership.

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