By Mike DeNardo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Voters last week approved a ballot question calling for the School Reform Commission to be abolished, and control of the district returned to the city. So what happens now?READ MORE: Pennsauken High School Hosts Saturday Football After Game Moved Due To Several Fights Last Friday
By a 3-1 margin, voters approved abolishing the state-run School Reform Commission, but it’s non-binding. The SRC has to vote to dissolve itself, with the approval of the state secretary of education.
City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, who sponsored the measure, says at least it sends a message.READ MORE: Camden County Unveils Statue Of Boxing Legend Arnold 'Jersey Joe Walcott' Cream
“It proves that the public– that we’re all unified in our feeling and our opinion that we’ve got to have an SRC that relates to the public.”
Blackwell says now, discussions can begin.MORE NEWS: 2 Dead, Including Pittsgrove Township School Bus Driver, After Salem County Bus Crash
“It legitimizes our contact with the mayor, the superintendent and the governor to say we’ve got to do it differently. And that’s what this question does.”