Chester Upland School District Financial Recovery Plan

Until mid-2010, the Chester Upland School District in Delaware County, Pennsylvania had been under various forms of state oversight for the past two decades, and in 2011, it almost ran out of cash to operate. Most important, the District has consistently lagged Delaware County and statewide averages for reading, writing and math proficiency, for graduation rates, and for college testing performance. This document, drafted with support from PFM, is an academic and financial recovery plan that has been prepared by the Chief Recovery Officer (CRO) to chart a course of transformation and reform to save the Chester Upland schools.