One and a half years ago the state announced that the school district was in a state of "financial recovery" due to new policies signed into law by the Corbett administration. Act 141 went into effect in July 2013 and amongst the criteria it gave for a district to be in this state was a request for an advance on its basic education subsidy from the state. The state argues that the district made this advance and therefore it had the right to create a new Chief Recovery Officer (David Meckley again) to run the district. The local board of education contests that the request was made in April 2013 and therefore the law does not apply.
Fast forward to the end of 2014 and governor-elect Tom Wolf has asked the state to delay any decisions it is going to make until he is in office. While he has not said anything about his plans for York, it is possible he will try to maintain it as a non-charter district based on his track record.
Local community groups (as well as the local newspaper's editorial board) are contesting this decision and attempting to appeal everything they can. Meanwhile, some teachers are looking for new jobs because they don't want to work for a for-profit charter company and students are concerned as well.