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Sources: Chester Upland School District To Get State Aid

By David Madden

CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) – Sources indicate to KYW Newsradio there is an agreement to advance the Chester Upland School District enough state subsidy money to get through the next month.

The tentative agreement, which awaits federal judge Michael Baylson’s approval, will send $3.2 million from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to the financially embattled district.

That should be enough to make the next payroll, scheduled for Wednesday, through to the middle of next month. And talks continue to address the district’s needs through the end of June.

Last month, Chester-Upland’s board asked for a total advance of $18.7 million and the state refused, citing continuing instances of financial mismanagement.

That refusal prompted the board to file suit in federal court, leading to discussions over the last few days between both sides, at the behest of Judge Baylson.

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