One day after the head of Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission admitted to financial mismanagement under the SRC’s previous leadership, City Council members voiced misgivings about raising an extra $90 million to help bail out the school district.
In blunt testimony, SRC chairman Pedro Ramos said that the previous SRC applied stimulus money to new programs rather than using it to address the long-term structural imbalance of the district’s budget.
The School Reform Commission is in the process of holding 10 consecutive school closing hearings at the School District’s Education Center on North Broad Street.
The School Reform Commission has taken a step to speed-up the process of closing nine public schools in the city.
The School District of Philadelphia is spending money in the hopes of saving money.
New financial figures show the Philadelphia School District still has to cut $39 million to balance this year’s budget.
The School District of Philadelphia says its budget gap is even deeper than last month’s figure of $61 million. But they say they’re also about halfway to closing it.
The School District of Philadelphia and the City of Philadelphia have cut a deal to keep city school buildings open during the weekends for recreation programs.
Former Acting Superintendent Lee Nunery (left) and Former Chief Business Officer Michael Masch will now act as special advisers to Chief Recovery Officer Thomas Knudsen.
As Philadelphia Public Schools search for a new Superintendent, a recent report indicates most big city supers serve an average of just over 3 years.
It’s another round of layoffs in the School District of Philadelphia, right before the holidays.
Philadelphia parents whose schedules don’t allow them to attend School Reform Commission meetings may get some welcome news today.
After a summer that saw accusations of back-room deals, the new-look panel running Philadelphia schools is making an effort to engage the public.
The new head of the School Reform Commission presides over his first meeting today. Pedro Ramos says he wants to keep a tighter watch on school district finances.
Pedro Ramos, a former Philadelphia school board president and city managing director, was confirmed Monday as new chairman of the SRC.