Lindsay C. VanAsdalan, York Dispatch Published 1:24 p.m. ET July 10, 2018
Harrisburg School District — one of four Pennsylvania school districts, including York City, in financial recovery — will remain under state oversight for the time being.
The district was the first of the four to reach the projected completion date for its state-mandated recovery plan.
Its plan — which was last updated in 2016 — had an end goal of June 2018, but, as state Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera pointed out in a letter to the district’s superintendent last month, that date was not set in stone.
Rivera wrote in the June 6 letter that Harrisburg would be receiving a new state-appointed chief recovery officer, and the district is bound to follow its current recovery plan until the new officer creates an updated version.
“I would like to clarify a possible misunderstanding about the recovery plan. It does not, as some have suggested, expire at the end of June 2018,” the secretary wrote. “It continues to be in effect until the district is terminated from financial recovery status.”