The Pennsylvania Department of Education wants to put the financially distressed Harrisburg School District into receivership, a process that appoints one person to manage the district.
Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera filed a petition for receivership Monday with the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas.
Rivera recommended Janet Samuels, the district's chief recovery officer, for the receiver position.
A judge will decide whether to approve the petition. The judge also has the power to appoint a receiver other than the one recommended.