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Archive for June, 2018

Summer Building Improvement Update Released

The District’s operations staff are working throughout the summer to accelerate school improvement projects to ensure safe, healthy, and welcoming environments for students and staff when school starts on August 27th. To keep parents and school communities updated of the projects and improvements taking place at their schools, the District is releasing progress reports every…

School Reform Commission Releases Performance Evaluation of Superintendent Hite

PHILADELPHIA—Today, the School Reform Commission (SRC) of The School District of Philadelphia announced the completion of the Superintendent’s Performance Evaluation for the 2017-2018 school year for Superintendent William R. Hite, Jr. The SRC evaluation included the following statement: “We commend Dr. Hite for his exceptional leadership of the School District of Philadelphia. Under Dr. Hite’s…

Board of Education for the School District to meet on July 9th

PHILADELPHIA — The Board of Education for the School District of Philadelphia will hold its first public meeting on Monday, July 9th at 5 p.m.  The meeting will take place in the auditorium (2nd floor) of the School District of Philadelphia’s Education Center at 440 N. Broad Street. During the meeting, members will elect officers…

Superintendent, Chief Financial Officer Issue Statements on Budget Approved by City Council

PHILADELPHIA — As Philadelphia City Council passed a budget Thursday, Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, and Uri Monson, Chief Financial Officer, issued the following statements. Dr. Hite: “The budget passed by City Council and signed by the Mayor provides a majority of the funding that was in the Mayor’s initial proposal…

Superintendent, SRC Chair Estelle Richman, Commissioner Bill Green Issue Statements on Final SRC Meeting

PHILADELPHIA — As the final School Reform Commission Action meeting comes to a close, with  the local Board of Education scheduled to assume governance July 1, Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, SRC Chair Estelle Richman, and Bill Green, SRC Commissioner, are issuing the following statements. Dr. Hite: “I would…

School District announces Plan for Summer Work, new Cleaning Standards to Ensure Safe, Welcoming Schools

Projects underway in 46 buildings will improve conditions for more than 26,000 students PHILADELPHIA – “Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our students,” said Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent. “When our students are excited to come to school because their classrooms are modern, clean spaces, they are best poised for success.”…

Black Male Educators at Bethune School nationally featured on NBC News

Black Male Educators at Bethune School nationally featured on NBC News

Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School was nationally featured on NBC News on Saturday, June 16, 2018.  The story focuses on the number of Black male educators at Bethune School compared to the national average.  Bethune School has 13 African-American male educators which is nearly 30 percent of the staff ; the national average is 2 percent….

School District Distributes Summer Book Packs to 37,000 Elementary School Students City-Wide

PHILADELPHIA — As the 2017-2018 school year ends, The School District of Philadelphia has distributed free books to approximately 37,000 pre-kindergarten through second grade students across the District in an effort to encourage summer reading. “Children who read during the summer months keep their skills sharp and will be better prepared when school reopens for…

School District Instagram Graduation Takeover

School District Instagram Graduation Takeover

During the celebrations of our 2018 high school graduations, we will have three graduating seniors (Tamir Harper, Shania Bennett, and Anthony Rivera) takeover our Instagram  stories from June 8th to June 12th.  Follow us on Instagram(@philly_schools) to see three of our graduations from a student’s perspective. Continue reading to learn more about our graduating seniors…

Family graduation photo

List of the 2018 High School Graduations