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Source: Gov. Corbett Plans To Name Councilman Green To Head The SRC

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By Mike DeNardo  

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia School Reform Commission should soon be back to full strength. KYW Newsradio has learned Governor Corbett is expected to fill two open seats on the panel as early as Friday.

A source close to the School Reform Commission tells KYW Newsradio Governor Corbett has tapped City Councilman Bill Green to head the SRC. Green would fill the position left by former chair Pedro Ramos, who resigned in October.

The source also says the Governor will name People’s Emergency Center head Farah Jimenez to the seat being vacated by Commissioner Joe Dworetzky, whose term ends this month. That brings the SRC back to its full complement of five members.

Governor Corbett is scheduled to make a morning visit to Philadelphia’s Central High School, his first visit to a district-run school.

Green, who’s believed to be a potential candidate for mayor next year, would have to resign his City Council seat to run the SRC.

The nominations of Green and Jimenez would need state senate approval.

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