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Judge Chad F. Kenney must decide whether to grant a petition to appoint Joseph Watkins as receiver to the district. As receiver, Watkins would oversee the implementation of a financial and academic recovery plan he developed while serving as the district’s chief recovery officer since August. The school board also would lose much of its power.
Attorney George Dawson, special counsel to Chester Upland, argued against granting the petition at a court hearing that lasted about 50 minutes Friday. He claimed the district is not financially distressed, making the petition for a receiver “arbitrary and capricious.”