Gov. Wolf has asked Marjorie Neff to take over as the chair of the School Reform Commission, ousting Bill Green from that role.
Green says he plans to fight the move in court, saying that while he respects Neff, "There is no legal basis for another Commissioner to be named Chair."
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At the School Reform Commission's latest strategy, planning and priorities meeting Monday night, District officials again laid out a bleak budget picture -- predicting a shortfall next fiscal year of $80 million. The projection assumes that no labor savings and no new revenues are forthcoming.
At the two-hour meeting, officials asked about 40 members of the public who attended how they would make decisions about raising new revenue and cutting spending -- or adding services, should more than enough money to balance the budget miraculously materialize.
After finding more funding to send to schools, Gov. Tom Wolf's top education priority is tackling the problems of distressed districts, including Philadelphia, according to acting Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera.
As Wolf prepares his first budget, Rivera said that in his first weeks heading the Pennsylvania Department of Education he has also been helping the Wolf adminstration in "creating and facilitating a plan to support some of the state's neediest schools."
Gov.-elect Tom Wolf named Lancaster superindentent and Philadelphia native Pedro Rivera to be the state secretary of education on Monday.
In a statement, Wolf said that Rivera had improved student achievement and graduation rates in Lancaster, as well as stabilizing the district's finances. He also cited Rivera's implementation of a "community schools" model, in which students and their families can get medical, dental, vision and other services on site.