In Announcing Classes Would Begin On Time, Phila. School Officials Repeat Their Call For Concessions From Teachers Union
Cigarette tax money, if it comes, would fill about half of the budget hole. The district is still pushing its teachers union for concessions. Superintendent William Hite says the district is no longer seeking across the board wage cuts.
The School District of Philadelphia will open as planned on September 8th, but with temporary “service reductions.”
A split Penn State Board of Trustees voted 19-8 to continue to comply with the NCAA sanctions, which include a $60-million fine and a ban on postseason play.
State house majority leader Mike Turzai met with Superintendent Willliam Hite for about an hour at school headquarters. Turzai pledged he’d work to pass the cigarette tax.
Each home game the Phillies hold a 50/50 raffle with the proceeds going to a worthy cause. For Monday’s game the beneficiary was Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons, the team headed to the Little League World Series.
Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons put their Little League World Series hopes on the line this morning in Bristol, Connecticut.
Shopping alert! Construction is officially underway on a new outlet center in South Jersey.
It was created by eleven students in Temple University’s “Urban Apps and Maps” program.
They met for about two hours, but in the end there was no agreement to bring the House back into session to vote on the $2-per-pack cigarette tax to fund Philadelphia public schools.
Principals’ union president Rob McGrogan says his members have been working straight through the summer despite contract concessions last March that cut their pay from 12 months to ten months per year.
Superintendent Dr. William Hite has said 1,300 layoff notices would go out August 15 without money from the cigarette tax. He says a cash advance from the state doesn’t solve the district’s $81 million deficit.
A new federal law allows individual states to set their own number of fundraiser exemptions for junk food sold in schools. Pennsylvania and a handful of other states have done so.
After the Blackhawks won the National “Pop Warner” Pee Wee championship in 2010, Mayor Nutter promised them a new place to play.
This job fair is one in a series of eight being held by the Showboat — which plans to close August 31st — and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Eagles fans at today’s open practice got their first in-person look at offseason improvements to Lincoln Financial Field.