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Governor Corbett Signs Legislation to Aid Financially Distressed Schools
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today signed into law House Bill 1307, legislation designed to help financially distressed school districts and ensure education for the children who live in these communities. Press Release

Act 141 of 2012 (PDF)
For more information, go to www.legis.state.pa.us and Find Enacted Legislation by "Act 141"

Proposed State Board Regulations (PDF)
For more information, go to http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/state_board_of_education/8830

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Secretary of Education Declares Harrisburg City School District in Financial Recovery, Names Chief Recovery Officer
Harrisburg – Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today declared Harrisburg City School District, Dauphin County, in Moderate Financial Recovery and named Gene G. Veno as the district's chief recovery officer.

Secretary of Education Declares York City School District in Moderate Financial Recovery, Appoints Chief Recovery Officer
Harrisburg – Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today declared York City School District, York County, in Moderate Financial Recovery and appointed David G. Meckley as the district's chief recovery officer.

Education Secretary Declares Duquesne City School District in Financial Recovery, Appoints Chief Recovery Officer
Harrisburg – Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today declared Duquesne City School District, Allegheny County, in financial recovery and appointed Paul B. Long as the district's chief recovery officer.

Education Secretary Names Chief Recovery Officer for Chester Upland School District
Harrisburg – Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today named Joe Watkins as chief recovery officer of the Chester Upland School District, Delaware County.

Technical Assistance

Under section 611-A(c) of the Public School Code of 1949, the Secretary of Education is required to establish guidelines for the Early Warning System. The principal goal of the guidelines is to identify and provide technical assistance to school districts to prevent them from becoming Financial Recovery Status school districts. The Early Warning System Guidelines are operational upon publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

PA Bulletin: http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol42/42-36/1738.html

Early Warning System (PDF)

Early Warning System Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Early Warning System Data Collection Template (Excel)

School Districts in Financial Recovery Status
Chester-Upland School District
Duquesne City School District
Harrisburg City School District
York City School District
School Districts in Financial Watch Status

Aliquippa School District, Beaver County (PDF)

Reading School District, Berks County (PDF)

Steelton-Highspire School District, Dauphin County (PDF)

Wilkinsburg Borough School District, Allegheny County (PDF)