With receivership rejected, Duquesne school board to hold special meeting

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The board of the Duquesne City School District has scheduled a special meeting for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, a move that came a day after Common Pleas Judge Judith L.A. Friedman refused to place the district in receivership as requested by the state Department of Education.

District solicitor William Andrews said the advertised purpose of the meeting is "general purposes" and that there is no agenda yet available.

On Monday, Judge Friedman refused to appoint chief recovery officer Paul B. Long as the district's receiver because she said she was not convinced that he had presented a viable plan for the future of the district's 350 students in grades K-6. His plan involves getting one or all of 11 school districts within a 10-mile radius to voluntarily accept the students at a tuition rate of $8,000 per student. But most of the districts have rejected the idea.

The judge continued the hearing until April 2 to give Mr. Long time to provide more specific information about where the Duquesne students will attend school next year.

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