Green won’t sue over post

Green won’t sue over post
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.