By Tony Romeo
HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) – For the second time in less than three months, thereâs a change at the top in the Pennsylvania Department of Education.READ MORE: Mask Opt-Out Bill For Students Clears Pennsylvania Senate Committee
The turnover continues in the administration of first term Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, who on Monday requested and received the resignation of William Harner, the former superintendent of the Cumberland Valley School District in suburban Harrisburg.
Harner had served as acting Education Secretary since June first, after the departure of Ronald Tomalis.READ MORE: Small Wins: Philadelphia Man Overcame Life Struggles To Become Face Of Clothing Brand
âThere are no differences of opinion on education policy â this is entirely a personnel matter,â says Lynn Lawson, spokeswoman for the governor.
But Lawson confirms that Harnerâs departure is related to something that turned up in background check.
Harner will be replaced by the departmentâs executive deputy secretary,Â Carolyn Dumaresq, who will become acting Education Secretary. Lawson could not say whether Dumaresq will be nominated for the job permanently.MORE NEWS: Suspect Gilbert Newton III Testifies, Damning Texts Read During Trial In Murder Of Ex-Girlfriend Morgan McCaffrey