Millcreek School Board votes to obtain legal representation if Erie closes high school

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ERIE, Pa. — Millcreek School Board voted to obtain legal representation  in case the Erie School District closes high schools in the future.

The school board unanimously OK’d the hiring of a law firm out of Pittsburgh to represent the district if the Erie School District votes to close its high schools in the future. The Erie School District is seeking $31.8 million in state funding to improve education programs and keep the district solvent.

Millcreek Superintendent William Hall said they are trying to be proactive in case the news out of Harrisburg is not good for Erie.

“The way the law is written right now that a decision to do that would be the parent’s decision and that district would not be able to control that,” Hall said. “So we need some relief in the event that there is bad news, we need some help on the legislative end.”

Also at Monday’s meeting, board members Lou Alliota and Mike Kobyolka voted to remove John Diplacido as board president. That vote did not pass. 

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