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Court names Dr. Lori Suski as new receiver for Harrisburg School District

Dr. Lori Suski, the new receiver for the Harrisburg School District

The Harrisburg School District has a new court-appointed receiver, as the district’s chief recovery officer has been named to the top position.

On Friday night, the district announced that the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas has appointed Dr. Lori Suski as receiver, effective Jan. 29.

“The bar has been set high, and I intend to continue moving the Harrisburg School District in a positive direction in collaboration with the new Superintendent, Mr. Eric Turman, and the administration, faculty, and staff of the district,” Suski said, in a statement.

The position was open due to the departure of Dr. Janet Samuels, who served as receiver for about 2½ years, following her court appointment in June 2019.

As receiver, Suski will be able to make most policy decisions unilaterally, without the approval of the elected school board. Currently, the three-year receivership is slated to expire in June.

According to the district, Suski has 32½ years of experience in public education, including as a teacher and assistant principal in the Central Dauphin School District and as a principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent of schools for the Middletown School District.

The state Department of Education appointed Suski as the Harrisburg district’s chief recovery officer in September, upon her retirement from Middletown. She also has served on the Dauphin County Drug & Alcohol Advisory Board and the Penn State Harrisburg board of advisors, according to the Harrisburg district.

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