Wilkinsburg School District Put on Financial Watch by State
The state Department of Education added Wilkinsburg to the list of schools in financial distress.
Wilkinsburg School District has been placed on a financial watch list by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
The Post-Gazette reports that the district was placed on the list Friday, in part, due to a $3 million loan approved by the school board in February to help the district meet obligations through the end of the fiscal year. High millage rates also were cited as a reason to place Wilkinsburg on the watch list.
The financial watch list was created by Act 141, a state law passed last year to identify and offer assistance to school districts in financial distress. The designation is part of an "Early Warning System" for designating school districts struggling to make ends meet.
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