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School District of Philadelphia Budget

City Controller Alan Butkovitz (L) is questioned by Councilman David Oh (R) during a budget hearing. (credit: City of Philadelphia)

City Controller Faults Secrecy Amid School District’s Financial Mess

Philadelphia’s Controller, Alan Butkovitz, says a culture of secrecy pervades the School District, making it difficult for anyone to get to the root of the district’s massive deficits.

04/08/2014

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, in file photo. (credit: CBS)

Controversial Plan To Allow Advertising On Philadelphia Schools Put On Hold

City Council closed its 2013 legislative session with one key matter unresolved: whether to allow advertising on public school properties — to benefit the cash-starved district.

12/16/2013

(L-R: Philadelphia School District assistant superintendent Lee Nunery, superintendent Arlene Ackerman, and School Reform Commission chair Robert Archie were among those testifying today before Philadelphia City Council.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Mayor Backs Philadelphia School District Request For Tens Of Millions More

The School District of Philadelphia is telling City Council it needs more money from the city to balance its budget.

05/24/2011

(File photo of an empty classroom.)

Facing Deficits, School District Of Philadelphia May Close Or Consolidate Schools

The School District of Philadelphia is facing budget deficits in the hundreds of millions of dollars. To cut costs, the district announced on Thursday its plans for closing and consolidating a number of the district’s school buildings.

04/08/2011

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