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September 18, 2013

City school district ordered to provide names in tuition case

NEW CASTLE — The New Castle school district must release the names of its employees who failed to pay required tuition.

The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records issued that order late last week.

The district has refused to make public the names of those employees who had been cited in a report issued by the state auditor general’s office, which routinely audits the state’s 500 school districts.

The New Castle News filed an open records request with the district for the names, which officials denied. The newspaper then appealed to the state open records office.

At issue were employees who lived outside the district but whose children had attended city schools over the course of four years without paying the required tuition.

Look for more details in Thursday's edition of the New Castle News.

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