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The SDL board rejected the previous ABECS proposal last March. The five-month decision-making process cost the district more than $30,000. At Tuesday's hearing, 14 district residents urged the SDL board to again reject the application, citing a weak curriculum and inadequate local support. Three people encouraged the board to approve the charter school. Two of those proponents were not district residents; the third was a district alumnus.
Repeated financial problems at Rochester Area and Aliquippa school districts in Beaver County prompted Auditor General Eugene DePasquale to issue broad warnings on Wednesday.
Dumaresq visited Souderton schools as a result of an invitation from Superintendent Frank Gallagher to show the success of some of their programs, and it allowed Dumaresq the chance to see how decisions in Harrisburg impact students and teachers.
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