Philadelphia School Reform Commission
Students at Carroll High School, in the city’s Port Richmond neighborhood, formed a human chain today across the front of their building, to protest the district’s plan to permanently close their school and 28 others.
Local NAACP president Jerry Mondesire says repeated attempts to contact the mayor have been met with silence.
Opponents of the Philadelphia School District’s plan to close 37 more public schools at the end of this school year delivered a special Valentine’s Day message to the School Reform Commission.
Sylvia Simms, 52, of North Philadelphia, is a former district bus attendant and the founder of the group “Parent Power.”
Superintendent William Hite says he’ll be ready to announce late next week which of about 40 Philadelphia public school buildings are on the list to close for good.
Complicating the matter is that the district hasn’t yet named the dozens of schools it may be permanently closing next year.
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.