Chester-Upland School District

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Judge OKs Infusion of Funds For Foundering Chester Upland School District

Judge Michael Baylson’s decision starts the clock running for the Pennsylvania Department of Education to advance some $3.2 million to the Chester Upland school district no later than close of business on Thursday.


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Sources: Chester Upland School District To Get State Aid

Sources tell KYW Newsradio that an agreement would advance $3.2 million to the school district. That would be enough to subsidize the district through the middle of February.



Hundreds Of Chester Upland School District Employees Face ‘Payless’ Payday

No ruling from a Philadelphia federal judge on a lawsuit filed by the Chester Upland School District that seeks to force Pennsylvania education officials to advance them subsidy payments so they can make payroll next week.


Stigall Show Log 1.13.12

Chris talks to Steve Cordasco to explain what firms like Bain Capital acutally do, Will Bunch from the Daily News who was at last night’s meeting between Penn State’s President Rodney Erickson and local alumni, CBS 3’s Beasley Reece about this weekend’s NFL Playoff matchups, and Movie Critic Leonard Maltin to preview the Golden Globe Awards

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–01/13/2012

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Chester Upland School Officials, State Education Reps Meet With Judge Today

Both sides will be back before a federal judge today as the Chester Upland School District seeks a court order for more state funding to stave off a financial crisis.


Stigall Show Log 1.12.12

Chris dicusses Ron Paul’s electibility and the continuing attacks on Mitt Romney by the other Republican candidates. He talks to Actor and Travel Writer Andrew McCarthy about his appearance at the Philadelphia travel show and Comedian/Travel Channel Host Bert Kreischer about his upcoming shows at Helium Comedy Club

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–01/12/2012

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Chester Upland School District Mired In Massive Budget Crisis

The Chester Upland School District could be just weeks away from shutting down as it copes with a massive cash crisis.


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Chester Upland Schoolteachers Agree To Continue Working Amid Budget Crisis

More than 200 teachers and 65 assistants gave their blessing to the payless paydays for as long as individuals can hold out.


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Chester Community Charter School Sues School District, State Over Funding

One of the two charter schools in Chester has filed suit in Commonwealth Court, seeking millions of dollars it insists is owed to them, either by the Chester-Upland School District or the Pennsylvania Department of Education.


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Pa. Education Department To Chester-Upland: Fix Your Own Budget Disaster

The Pennsylvania Education Department has shot down a request from the Chester-Upland School District for an advance on state funding the district says it needs to meet payroll after the end of the month.


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Chester Upland Officials Warn School District Is Nearly Out of Money

The district says it will run out of money to make payroll at the end of this month, and may eventually be forced to close the schools.


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Students In Chester Voice Concerns Over Lack Of Teachers

There are concerns that students at one of the high schools in the Chester-Upland School District won’t be able to graduate because of a lack of teachers. A small protest in Chester tried to drive that point home.


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Chester-Upland Says Pennsylvania Mishandled School Financing

“To be perfectly honest with you, it’s a disaster,” says Thomas Padden, a financial consultant brought in by the school board.


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Chester-Upland Students Screened For TB

A public school in Chester (Delaware County) is dealing with concerns after a student was exposed to tuberculosis. But officials say there’s nothing to worry about.