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Green won't sue over post

Demoted SRC commissoner says it would be a 'distraction'

Bill Green at an SRC meeting

Charles Mostoller

School Reform Commissioner Bill Green won’t challenge Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to remove him as chairman.

“This is not a time for distractions,” Green said in a statement. “I believe I am correct on the merits, but I will not risk compromising support for the District by pursuing a court action at the same time as the Plan’s rollout.”

Wolf demoted Green, who was chairman of the SRC, and replaced him with Marjorie Neff, a former principal of the Julia R. Masterman School.

Wolf’s action was largely seen as a response to the SRC’s approval of 5 new charter schools, which many observers contended that the district could not afford. Neff was the only commissioner to vote against all 39 charter schools.

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