Drowning in Debt
We’ve got a better idea of how big the problems are, but the plan to fix them won’t come as soon as we thought. Thursday the chief recovery officer for the Harrisburg school district told the community the district’s bond debt is about $260 million. He also said if trends continue, the district will shell out more cash as students choose charter schools over the struggling public schools. The recovery officer’s plan to turn the district around was supposed to be done next month but he said he wants a one month extension on that deadline.