PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The public should find out in a month or so which Philadelphia schools could close or be reconfigured, as the district devises a plan to deal with excess capacity.
The school district says it has 70,000 empty seats in its school buildings and has been studying how to match its excess capacity to where it’s needed, in a way that makes the most academic and economic sense.
Early next month, the district should be ready to present a plan that names individual schools, says Danielle Floyd the district’s deputy for strategic initiatives.
“It will include other recommendations besides school closings, as we’ve said throughout this whole process. It can grade changes. It’ll be looking what we do with our properties that are currently empty,” Floyd said.
The district plans to hold more public meetings on school closings or reconfigurations. Floyd says some changes could happen as early as September.
Reported by Mike DeNardo, KYW Newsradio