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Revised plan soon ready for Harrisburg School District

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Back in April, Chief Recovery Officer Gene Veno unveiled his five-year recovery plan for the Harrisburg School District.

But Veno has been forced to come up with a new one, in light of the $11 million surplus that was discovered by the district three weeks ago.

He told the school board Monday night that his latest version is just days away.

"We're in the process of working on it," he said. "I have 12 months of the next five years worked on so far, but I'm not prepared to make anything public. I will brief the board prior to that public meeting."

That is scheduled for next Monday.

While Veno didn't give details, he all but promised the district would wipe out the 5 percent salary cut agreed to by the unions.

Also at the meeting, school board members questioned administrators about a lack of workbooks for students, even though school has been in session for two months.

The assistant superintendent said school leaders are waiting to implement a new curriculum and said the schools that are short workbooks are the same schools that lost a principal.

Veno said he was shocked and that he thought the books had been ordered.

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