PA-Gov: Wolf Removes Green as SRC Chair

school district of phillyBill Green is out as Chair and Marjorie Neff is in.

That’s the stunning news according to a report from Kristen Graham of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The move comes after the School Reform Commission (SRC) approved five new charter schools against the wishes of Governor Wolf.

The Gov. is set to announce the move on Monday while Green is threatening to fight the demotion in court.

“I hold the office of chair and the office of commissioner; there is no vacancy in the chair and no legal basis for another commissioner to be named chair,” Green told Graham. “This is important: by limiting removal to cause, the SRC statute makes clear that commissioners, once appointed, need to be free from political repercussions for their actions in office.”

The SRC is a body that was set up in 2001 to oversee Philadelphia’s schools. The Governor chooses three members of the board while the Mayor of Philadelphia chooses two. They serve five and four year terms respectively. Green was named Chair by Gov. Corbett in 2014, while Neff was picked by Mayor Nutter.

This move comes just hours before Governor Wolf’s first budget address to the legislature on Tuesday.

Suffice to say, this battle has likely just begun.

Update: Bill Green released the following video:

4 Responses

  1. Gov. Wolf is “All in” it seems. I suggest he start hedging his political bets or it could be a long 4 years for us all.

  2. Mr. Green still will serve on the Commission. He was appointed chair by the former Governor.
    Seems to me that a Governor has the authority to name a chair.
    Governor Wolf is exercising that right.
    Elections have consequences.

  3. A guy who argues that the employer has the right to change the work rules and assignments bargained in a contract at will has his work assignment changed.

    I’ll sue!!!!

  4. Then why allow them to remove you if you are contrary to law. The system fails if you give in. I am glad to here about your appeal. We do not need a king.

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