Governor Wages Battle for Control of Pa. District
Pennsylvania has placed its governor’s chief of staff on the board of the state’s second-worst-performing school district, part of its yearlong legal battle to take full control of the Chester-Upland district.
John H. Estey was appointed to the school district board of control by a Delaware County judge on Jan. 3. The board was created in 1994 to come to the district’s financial rescue, but was later empowered to supervise its academic work as well. Its members are chosen by a judge or by the state secretary of education. A judge must formally appoint them.
Mr. Estey, a government and corporate lawyer, will remain as the top adviser to Gov. Edward G. Rendell. Mr. Rendell, a Democrat, and Secretary of Education Gerald L. Zahorchak agreed to name him also to the Chester-Upland control board, said state education...
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