Senator requests financial distress declaration for Chester Upland School District

    Chester Upland School District is hurting, and the petitions to the state for assistance continue.

    The latest comes from Sen. Jeffrey Piccola. The Dauphin County Republican has written to Pa. Secretary of Education Ronald Tomalis asking that Chester Upland be declared a “district in financial distress,” according to the Delaware County Times.
    Tomalis only had tough love for the district late last year when he denied an $18 million advance to assist the struggling district. Piccola, who chairs the  Senate Education Committee, wants a board of control to monitor Chester Upland’s finances. The district has been under state oversight before, only gaining freedom in 2010.

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