The union that represents Philadelphia Public School principals has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract that contains what the union chief calls “serious concessions.”
Philadelphia public school teachers have been working without a contract since the start of the school year.
Now, for the first time, the district is disclosing how many offers came in.
School District of Philadelphia spokesman Fernando Gallard says with morning temperatures forecast to be in the single digits, administrators are deciding whether school should be open on Tuesday.
The study takes data from the 2011-12 school year from more than 500 school districts across the Commonwealth.
The School District of Philadelphia is hoping to have a web page listing its surplus properties for sale up and running by noon Thursday.
The School District of Philadelphia says one student and two school police officers suffered minor injuries.
Seniority has been a major issue in the ongoing negotiations between the school district and its teachers’ union.
It will be an extraordinary opening day for Philadelphia public schools Monday morning for all the wrong reasons.
The district had planned six public meetings to get input on how to design a new “report card” to evaulate school performance. But after the first meeting on Monday, the rest have been called off.
Camelot Schools, a private company which runs three alternative schools in Philadelphia, is interested in leasing the building that used to house Germantown High.
A school district police officer is hospitalized in good condition after authorities say he was body slammed by a student on Tuesday.
District policy calls for anyone signing out a student to go to the main office, with identification, where their name should be matched with a list of approved individuals.
Starting next school year, more than half of the three- and four-year-olds in district preschool programs known as “Head Start” will be served by private day care providers.
Students in 22 Philadelphia public high schools will return to school in the new year to condom dispensers in the nurse’s office.