State gives Duquesne School District extension
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State Education Secretary Ron Tomalis has granted the Duquesne School District an extension until Sept. 26 to decide whether to request a hearing on his preliminary declaration of financial recovery for the district.
The preliminary declaration starts the process toward naming a chief recovery officer for Duquesne and clearing the way for such measures as converting the K-6 district to a charter school, bringing in another educational management firm to oversee the district or sending the students to neighboring districts, which is the case with students in grades 7-12.
The original deadline was Sept. 6, but the state board of control overseeing the district requested an extension so that its members could discuss the issue at the Sept. 18 meeting. If the district does not request a hearing on the matter, the declaration becomes final and a recovery officer will be named.
First Published September 15, 2012 12:00 am