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.
A version of this article appeared in the May 15, 2013 edition of Education Week as Pa. District Rejects Charter Conversion