Pennsylvania Record

Monday, February 24, 2020

School district files suit against Montour Friends for the Performing Arts seeking return of more than $26,000

State Court

By Marian Johns | Jan 21, 2020

Money

PITTSBURGH – A McKees Rocks school district alleges an entity that previously organized musicals for its high school has refused to return thousands of dollars after the district decided to absolve its responsibility. 

Montour School District filed a complaint Jan. 9 in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County against the Montour Friends for the Performing Arts (MFPA), Jennifer Felt, Michelle Ellis, Amy Spezialetti and Helen Zwikl alleging conversion. 

According to the suit, the MFPA was established as a community organization to support Montour High School musical production and received its operating budget from the school district. The school district alleges that in September 2019, it decided to stop the MFPA's organization of the school performances and requested the return of the $26,635.53 that MFPA had in its account provided by the school. The plaintiff claims the MFPA refuses to return the school district's funds. 

The school district seeks monetary relief of $26,635.53 and other just relief. It is represented by M. Janet Burkardt of Weiss Burkardt Kramer LLC in Pittsburgh.

Want to get notified whenever we write about Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County ?

Sign-up Next time we write about Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, we'll email you a link to the story. You may edit your settings or unsubscribe at any time.

Organizations in this Story

Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County

More News