The York City School District has received seven proposals from external groups interested in operating one or more district schools as charter schools.

The proposals were due Friday.

David Meckley, the district's chief recovery officer, said he hasn't had a chance to read all 2,300 pages.

But, he said, "I believe we do have some quality proposals in there."

In June, the district's school board voted 8-1 to authorize Superintendent Eric Holmes to issue a request for proposals from charter providers that could begin operating one school building, multiple school buildings or all of the district's school building by the fall of 2015.

The Community Education Council, an advisory board guiding the district through its financial recovery process, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13 at Hannah Penn K-8, 415 E. Boundary Ave.

At that meeting, representatives of the seven groups will have an opportunity to present their proposals, Meckley said.

The meeting is open to the public.

Afterward, CEC members and the district's business manager will evaluate the proposals and assign scores to each, Meckley said.

Those scores will be announced at the school board's Wednesday, Aug. 20 meeting, he said.

More details about how the district will proceed will be discussed at the CEC's Wednesday, Aug. 27 meeting, Meckley said.

The school board is tentatively scheduled to approve any contracts for the 2015-16 school year by Oct. 31.

Check back later for more details.



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