Alternative school tied to Reading district faces state crackdown

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 7, 2013 6:44 AM

(Reading) -- Pennsylvania education officials say they might revoke approval of a school for troubled students because it did not provide required academic and counseling programs and failed to tamp down violence. 

The for-profit Delaware Valley High School has a $1.1 million contract with the Reading School District to run a disciplinary school for 125 students in grades six to 12.

State education officials found evidence that Delaware Valley administrators directed staff to falsify incident reports and to exclude incidents of violence from daily logs.

The education department told the school's owner, David Shulick, to respond by Thursday and make major changes by Jan. 14.

Shulick says the claims have "no factual or legal basis."

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