Wolf plans to remove York city schools from state takeover

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Wolf is seeking to undo a state takeover of the York City School District that was engineered under his predecessor.

Wolf’s administration said Wednesday it has asked a state appellate court to begin the process to take the financially struggling district out of receivership.

Spokesman Jeffery Sheridan says the governor wants to appoint a chief recovery officer under a 2012 law to co-chair a committee with Mayor Kim Bracey to get community input on a plan to right the school district’s finances.

Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration appointed a receiver who had planned to bring in a Florida-based for-profit company, Charter Schools USA, to operate the district’s eight schools. But the courts had not decided challenges to the receivership before Wolf took office and the receiver has since resigned.

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