New chief recovery officer named for York City School District

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – Governor Tom Wolf has named a long-time educator and administrator as the new chief recovery officer of the York City School District.

Dr. Carol Saylor will lead the struggling district’s financial recovery.

Saylor, of Manheim, worked in education for over 35 years. She was superintendent of the Fairfield Area and Manheim Central school districts.

Wolf said she will co-chair a committee with Mayor Kim Bracey to ensure the York community’s voice is represented when developing a plan to right the school district’s finances.

Other members of the committee will be announced at a later date.

David Meckley, who was appointed chief recovery officer by the Corbett administration in 2012, resigned last month.

In December, a judge named Meckley the district’s receiver, a post that would have given him the authority to convert the city’s public schools into charter schools operated by a for-profit company without approval from the school board.

Wolf opposed the charter plan and he has asked a state court to begin the process to take the district out of receivership.

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