The Pennsylvania Department of Education is giving the Chester Upland School District some tough love.
The district has an $18.7 million subsidy coming its way in June, but the state has denied the district’s request for an advance. Secretary of Education Ronald Tomalis isn’t messing around. He says the district’s situation — there’s a chance payroll won’t be met this month and school could close — is its own fault.
The Delaware County Daily Times has the full story on the funding debacle, as district officials insist the funding woes aren’t their own creation.
Later today, WHYY/NewsWorks’ Emma Jacobs will take a look at state funding to the district, comparative to similar cities.