By Mike DeNardo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The School Reform Commission has started the process to close three Philadelphia charter schools.READ MORE: Gas Prices Continue To Fall In New Jersey, Pennsylvania And Delaware
Emotional decisions as the future of a number of schools hinged on votes from the School Reform Commission. The SRC last night decided not to renew the charters of the Arise Academy, Truebright Science Academy, and the Hope Charter School.READ MORE: Many Families Expected To Travel To Jersey Shore For July 4: 'I Gave Up Other Things Just To Make It To Ocean City'
Distrct staffers cited substandard academic performance at the schools. It’s only the first step in the process. The closures wouldn’t take effect until the fall, public hearings will be scheduled and the schools can appeal to the state.
The SRC also vited to turn three failing district-run schools: Cleveland Elementary, Edmunds Elementary and the Jones Middle School over to charters under its Renaissance Schools program. The SRC postponed a decision on Creighton Elementary, which was also up for a charter conversion.MORE NEWS: Investigation Underway After 2-Alarm Fire Leaves Man Dead, 2 Firefighters Injured