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