Chester Community Charter School Parents, CEO to Make Public Appeal to Governor and PA Department of Education, Prior to Court-Ordered Meeting

Feb 07, 2012, 18:57 ET from Chester Community Charter School

CHESTER, Pa., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives of media outlets are invited to attend as more than 300 parents and children at the Chester Community Charter School come together to make a public appeal to Governor Tom Corbett and Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), for the continued, critical funding their school desperately needs.

The appeal is taking place one day prior to the Secretary's court-ordered meeting in Harrisburg with Chester school officials to discuss whether, and how, the Chester Upland School District, the Chester Community Charter School, the Widener Charter School and other Chester-area schools will be funded through the end of the current school year.

School officials and parents have been especially concerned about the outcome of Thursday's meeting following comments made by the PDE's legal counsel, Amy Foerster, last week, that implied that any funding to be approved by the Commonwealth would specifically exclude the Chester Community Charter School, which has achieved AYP in three consecutive years and which educates 60 percent of all K-8 students in the city of Chester.


  • Dr. David Clark, CEO, Chester Community Charter School
  • Two Chester Community Charter School Parents, as Speakers
  • More than 300 Parents and Teachers

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Chester Community Charter School
East Campus Gymnasium
East 5th Street, Between Madison and Welsh Streets
Chester, PA 19013

SOURCE Chester Community Charter School