Philadelphia School Reform Commission
The hearing lasted hours and was dominated by school parents and other advocates who object to the closure process.
The School District of Philadelphia has launched a series of public meetings as it explores permanently closing dozens of school buildings.
The Philadelphia School Reform Commission approved a five-year contract for its new superintendent, Dr. William Hite, who officially takes over on October 1st.
The start date for Philadelphia’s new schools superintendent Dr. William Hite could be announced soon.
It looks like the short list for Philadelphia’s next schools superintendent just got a little shorter.
The School Reform Commission publicly has no “plan B” now that Philadelphia City Council has decided to cut by more than half the amount of new money going to the school district.
Pink slips are going out later this week for 270+ non-teaching personnel.
School district officials say Universal Companies will begin paying some operating costs next year at Audenried High School and Vare Middle School, after paying nothing this year.
Pennsylvania state representatives Mike O’Brien and Rosita Youngblood have a “Plan B” to Mayor Nutter’s property tax changes.
A school district spokesman confirms that Masch is leaving “by mutual agreement” with the district.
On the second day of City Council School budget hearings, a new coalition met outside city Council chambers, vowing to fight the School Reform Commission’s “blueprint” to transform the city’s public schools.
School District of Philadelphia officials say that without an additional $94 million from the mayor’s “Actual Value Initiative” property tax overhaul, schools may not have enough personnel to open in the fall.
They were protesting the plan to turn the Creighton, HR Edmunds, and Cleveland elementary schools and the Jones Middle School over to charter providers under the district’s “Renaissance” program, which turns failing schools over to outside operators.
Members of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission have voted to close eight of the schools recommended in the District’s Facilities Master Plan Thursday night.
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.
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