- Associated Press - Monday, January 12, 2015

YORK, Pa. (AP) - A judge won’t stop the York City School District from appealing his decision to authorize a state takeover and place it in receivership.

York County Judge Stephen Linebaugh issued the decision Monday, dealing a setback to Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration.

Corbett’s administration had challenged the district’s authority to appeal Linebaugh’s decision last month to Commonwealth Court. If upheld, the decision would give a state appointee more power to pursue his plan to make York City’s public schools the first in Pennsylvania to be turned into privately run charter schools.

But York’s school board has not supported the effort to bring in Florida-based Charter Schools USA to operate the district’s eight schools. Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf takes office next week and opposes the move.

Employees’ unions also appealed Linebaugh’s decision.

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