Philadelphia school district officials are warning of dire consequences if the city and state don’t quickly come through with millions in new funding.
Clinton took no questions from the press, arriving just before noon in the library’s government publications room to sign her book, titled “Hard Choices.”
Council president Darrell Clarke (photo) says the meetings didn’t fall under the requirements of the state’s Sushine Laws. The head of the Pennsylvania Freedom of Information Coalition begs to differ.
City Council president Darrell Clarke says the school district’s immediate need for $35 million by month’s end is a “self-inflicted wound” because the district, in his view, dragged its feet on selling old, shuttered buildings.
Even so, the proposed legislation does not fully meet the district’s needs for the coming year.
Katz was a Temple University alumnus and sat on the school’s board of directors, and Council President Clarke’s district includes the university and its surrounding neighborhood.
Mayor Nutter wants to sell the city-owned utility to a Connecticut firm called UIL for $1.86 billion.
City Council president Darrell Clarke has decided to play it safe, adding a fallback provision to his plan to send sales tax proceeds to the cash-starved school district.
The Philadelphia school funding crisis was coming to a head in City Council as the Council president introduced a bailout plan that neither the mayor, state lawmakers, nor school advocates are likely to embrace.
Mayor Michael Nutter and City Council President Darrell Clarke continue wrangling over a plan that would bring the School District an extra $120-million for the coming year.
A new agency is hoping to do for North Broad Street what the “Avenue of the Arts” has done for South Broad, according to City Council president Darrell Clarke.
This week brings a deadline for advertising agencies to submit their ideas to the Nutter Administration on how to put ads on city properties and vehicles.
Teachers’ union president Jerry Jordan called on City Council to allocate all $120 million from a city sales tax extension to schools.
The district is already counting on City Council to provide $120 million more for next year by extending the one-percent city sales tax hike. But that’s far from a done deal. And it says it wants $96 million beyond that.
The two dozen attorneys are urging councilmembers to extend the city sales tax hike to provide $120 million for the cash-starved Philadelphia School District.