If you were denied at a hearing that is not a good sign. It seems that your domicle is at issue here. Are your registered to vote in PA? Do you have a drivers license in PA? Do you belong to a church in PA? Do you have other factors that indicate domicile? This would be an expensive undertaking to appeal and not sure if you even have appeal rights. You need to speak with an attorney who deals in the education law area.
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