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Pa. District Rejects Charter Conversion
In York, Pa., school officials rejected a plan that would have converted the entire district to charter schools in favor of one that sets strict performance measures while maintaining a school board, the York Daily Record reports.
The 5,000-student district was classified as financially distressed by the state education department last summer. A chief recovery officer was appointed by the state to create a plan for addressing the district's situation.
One plan involved converting all its schools to charter schools. A group run by the York County Community Foundation, YorkCounts, made up of local business and foundation leaders, had examined reform strategies in other cities and initially recommended the charter plan.
Vol. 32, Issue 31, Page 5Published in Print: May 15, 2013, as Pa. District Rejects Charter Conversion