Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Delaware/Montgomery, says he’s “impressed” with the response from Gov. Tom Corbett at today’s meeting about the Chester Upland School District.
The pair met with Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis and more than 10 Delaware County-based lawmakers to discuss the future of the school in such dire straits it can’t make payroll without financial intervention.
“I was impressed by how engaged and non-ideological the governor was during today’s meeting,” Leach said.
“I am hopeful that today’s meeting will not only trigger a solution to Chester-Upland’s crisis, but lead us to solving school district financing problems across the state”.
Corbett’s administration has agreed to help the district remain open for the rest of the school year. The group discussed possible reasons for the district’s current predicament.
“It will be up to everyone,’’ Corbett said, “including members of the General Assembly, to work together to find a workable, acceptable long-term solution to this problem. A solution that will make sure this problem is not repeated in the future.’’