By Mike DeNardo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The School District is once again moving ahead with plans to sell the William Penn High School building to Temple University.
The sale was blocked while a community group challenged it in court. But the Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week – without comment – denied the William Penn Development Corporation’s request for an injunction to stop the sale on grounds the district improperly sped-up the process.
“I am extremely disappointed,” said State Representative Curtis Thomas.
Thomas says he’d like to know the courts’ reasoning. In the meantime, he says the issue is access to a high school in North Philadelphia.
“There needs to be a school to address the academic needs of kids in the area,” he said.
Temple is buying William Penn from the cash-strapped district for $15 million, with plans to build athletic fields and a job-training academy with the Laborers union.
- Officers Injured After Brawl Breaks Out At California Mall
- Police: Driver Allegedly Under The Influence Crashes Car Into Motel Swimming Pool
- Google Will No Longer Read Your Emails To Tailor Ads
- Tick That Triggers Red Meat Allergy Spreading Across U.S.
- Jogging 40 Minutes A Day Has “Fountain Of Youth” Effect On Cells, Study Finds