Superintendent Says Plan To Cut Public Transportation Fare For High Schoolers Off The Table"We withdrew that because we're in conversations now with SEPTA, and we're trying to find a way to resolve this issue,” Hite explained.
Parents, Students And Teachers Rally As School Budget Woes ContinueIt was a show of solidarity at the Thomas Mifflin School in East Falls as students, parents, and community advocates staged a rally urging political leaders to help fund a school district budget shortfall of $304 million.
Cash-strapped Philadelphia School District Requests Millions From City, StateThe district has closed two dozen schools, it's banking on salary cuts of an average ten percent from its employees, and it cut central office staff in half. But Superintendent William Hite says there's still a $242 million dollar budget hole.