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ANCHOR GOAL 4
100% of funding for great schools is secured with zero deficit

  • District-wide financial stability and local control of our schools are allowing us to make investments to improve the education our students receive.
    We’ve transformed classrooms across the city into modern learning spaces with state-of-the-art technology and the services that support students and families.

    anchor goal 4 is set at 100 percent: progress to date is 5 years of balanced budget, five year target is FY21 with balanced budget

    ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    $45 million

    invested in classroom technology and over 20,000 chromebooks delivered to schools

    Over 400

    teachers and 1,300 school support staff positions added to schools

    $50 million

    invested in early literacy classroom modernization

    $8 million

    invested to repaint over 824,000 square feet of space impacting more than 6,700 students

    2018 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    Over 14,300
    chromebooks delivered to schools and 1,750 classrooms equipped with interactive smart boards

    Over 400
    teachers and 1,300 school support staff positions added to schools

    $19.5 million
    invested in classroom modernization

    $8 million
    invested to repaint over 824,000 square feet of space impacting more than 6,700 students

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    Double credit rating upgrade

    and the first investment grade rating since 1977

    “Our role in this work is ensuring that all children have the skills they need to be successful in school and in our growing Philadelphia economy. We want our children to be part of the innovation and entrepreneurship potential of this city. So that one day, they will create opportunities to support future generations of children learning, growing, and thriving in our schools and city.”

    —Dr. Hite, Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia

    Dr. Hite smiling with two middle-school aged girls in front of lockers
    Mayor Kenney reading book to elementary-aged students

    “This is the most important thing we can do in government. When all of our students succeed, Philadelphia will succeed. Neighborhoods will flourish around a growing number of successful schools. We will attract and support new families and businesses, and with time it will be easier to sustain a system of high-quality schools. The investments and personal commitments that we’ve made in the past year reflect the kind of future that we dare to dream for this city.”

    —Jim Kenney, Mayor of Philadelphia