School Budget Crisis
Philadelphia public schools opened today amid huge budget deficits and reduced staffing
The cash-strapped Philadelphia School District will lay off 17 central office employees as part of an elimination of 81 positions at school district headquarters.
Back to school shopping is now in full swing throughout the Delaware Valley, but for some, what was once a time of excitement has now turned into a hardship.
“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.
But the push for funding continues. The School District is facing a $216 million deficit, and the budget deadline is approaching.
Philadelphia schools continue to deal with deep budget cuts, just a day after a first grader died at an elementary school that has no full-time nurse.
Education Advocates, City Officials Urge Parents To Complain To State About Philadelphia School District Cuts
Parent groups say the cuts in Philadelphia schools constitute a failure to provide the constitutionally mandated “thorough and efficient” education.
As a conference of entrepreneurs interested in investing in education took place inside, protesters gathered in front of the Union League on South Broad Street Monday evening with a word of warning to students, teachers and staff at public schools.
The superintendent of Philadelphia schools met with some parents, as contract talks continue between the school district and the teachers union.
One local educator wants the performers at this weekend’s Made in America festival to pitch-in to help Philadelphia’s cash-strapped schools system.
With the teachers union airing ads blasting him, Mayor Nutter is defending his efforts to secure funding for Philadelphia schools.
While teachers and activists marched, Philadelphia parents last night took their concerns over the budget crisis to the School Reform Commission.
The leader of the city’s struggling school system wants to suspend rules that require laid-off workers to be rehired based on seniority, a move the teachers union said it would fight.
Public school advocates say while politicians ‘bicker’ about how the city should come up with $50-million to enable the Philadelphia School District to open classes on time, children deserve more than three-times that amount.
The Philadelphia School District’s budget crisis has many families worried as summer draws to a close with the beginning of the school year up in the air. But a parent and education advocate says this is more than just about the $50 million dollars to get schools open on time.