By Mike DeNardo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some communities are feeling relief, while others have renewed anger over the revised list of Philadelphia public school closures.READ MORE: Teammates, Coaches Hold Emotional Vigil For Tyler Norton, Boy Killed In Pottstown House Fire
After hearing from more than 4000 people at dozens of public meetings, Superintendent William Hite yesterday issued a new list of school closure recommendations.
The list goes from 37 to 29 school buildings, with Strawberry Mansion High remaining open but Bok and Germantown High still slated to close.READ MORE: Veterans Transform Historic Train Station Into 'Incredibly Special' Cafe In Radnor Township
City Council President Darrell Clarke commended Hite for listening.
Clarke says, “I attended several meetings where people actually had opportunities to present their proposals and their plans. Needless to say, some of those have actually been adopted.”
But Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell doesn’t think the list was well thought out. She says,”I’m furious. Just as we don’t know why they closed those they closed, we don’t know why they decided to open some. I mean, what’s the point?”MORE NEWS: Mama-Tee's Effort To Combat Food Insecurity During Pandemic Expands Into Pop-Up Grocery Store
The School Reform Commission opens hearings on the closure plan tomorrow.