University City High School
Drexel paid $25 million for the school building, which the district closed last June.
The School District of Philadelphia’s plan to sell a shuttered high school to Drexel University appears to be a go, and that would mean an infusion of cash for the schools next week as officials struggle to pay the bills by month’s end.
Attorneys for Drexel University got a tongue lashing Tuesday from a city council member over the school’s plans to buy the shuttered University City High School.
The school district says it will gross $35 million and net $25 million from the sales.
The Philadelphia school district made the controversial decision to close down two dozen public schools this year.
In addition to busloads from five high schools in Philadelphia, groups are also going from Pittsburgh, Scranton and other towns across the state.
Among the high schools to close are Germantown High, Strawberry Mansion High, University City High, and Bok Tech.