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Judge grants state takeover of Harrisburg School District; chief recovery officer to lead during receivership

DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa.– Update: Dr. Janet Samuels, who currently serves as chief recovery officer, will lead Harrisburg School District during receivership. ...

DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa.-- Update: Dr. Janet Samuels, who currently serves as chief recovery officer, will lead Harrisburg School District during receivership.

Her role begins immediately.

Previous: A judge has granted the state takeover of the Harrisburg School District.

Both Harrisburg School District leaders and state representatives gathered inside the Dauphin County Courthouse this morning for a hearing about the district takeover.

Around 8:45 a.m., the news broke out of Judge William Tully's chambers that he had granted the state takeover after the district did not oppose receivership.