Chester Upland School District CFO Robert Bruchak got right down to business this morning in the district’s trial with the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Bruchak said the district faces an $11 million deficit by the end of the next school year and could be broke as early as this September.
The Delaware County Times was there for the first day of the trial – the result of a suit district filed over the state’s funding for the 2012-13 school year. While the district claims the state has cut too much funding and mismanaged the district under state control, the state argues the district lacks the ability to handle its finances and hasn’t taken any steps to prepare for the upcoming school year.
This one could get interesting.