By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Commonwealth Court has turned away Bill Green’s attempt to win back the chairmanship of the soon-to-be-defunct School Reform Commission.

After Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf in 2015 removed Bill Green as chair of the School Reform Commission, Green sued. He argued the chairmanship is an office from which he could only be removed for cause.

But Commonwealth Court now has ruled that since Green remained a member of the SRC, Wolf had the constitutional authority to strip Green of the chairman’s position.

In a statement, Green says he doesn’t agree with the ruling, but given the SRC’s vote last month to dissolve itself, it isn’t worth pursuing.

With the expected OK from the Pennsylvania education secretary, the state-run SRC will dissolve next June, with district control shifting to a local school board.

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