NOW LIVE: Eyewitness News

Parents To Decide If Two Under-Performing Schools Will Be Turned Over To Charter Operators

By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Two more struggling Philadelphia schools may be turned over to charter operators — if parents at those schools agree.

The school district has a new way of converting underperforming schools under its Renaissance program. Parents will decide whether two elementary schools — Munoz Marin and Edward Steel — should become Renaissance Charters or remain district-run.

Deputy Superintendent Paul Kihn says School Advisory Councils will vote, but there will also be an election-style vote May 1st.

“Parents wil have the opportunity to come between 7 am and 7 pm and effectively cast a ballot as to what their preference is for the operation of their school next year.”

The district has chosen ASPIRA to run Munoz-Marin and Mastery to operate the Steel school next year, should parents agree.

 

Top Content On CBSPhilly

Comments

Comments are closed.

More From CBS Philly

CBSPhillyStyle
Iconic Philly Foods Guide

Listen Live