Pa. District’s Fate Debated in Court
Chester-Upland’s woes spark lawsuit by state seeking receivership.
A hearing scheduled to resume this week could determine whether the state of Pennsylvania will for the first time put one of its school districts into receivership.
Gov. Edward G. Rendell, a Democrat, essentially wants a judge to declare that the Chester-Upland school district should be managed like a bankrupt company. That would mean a court would appoint and supervise someone to manage the 4,700-student system’s business.
Since 1994, Chester-Upland’s finances—and as of 2000, all of its affairs—have been overseen by a control board whose three members...
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