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New SEPTA Contract Agreement Reached - School District Operations To Continue on Current Schedule

New SEPTA Contract Agreement Reached – School District Operations To Continue on Current Schedule

Read in Your Language (coming soon): SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt October 29, 2021 Dear School District of Philadelphia Parents and Guardians: We are excited to share that Transport Workers Union Local 234 and SEPTA have successfully reached a new contract agreement, ensuring no…

James R. Lowell School Receives $5,000 from New Burlington Store

James R. Lowell School Receives $5,000 from New Burlington Store

PHILADELPHIA — Today, Burlington Stores, the national discount retailer, through its partnership with the national non-profit organization, AdoptAClassroom.org, donated $5,000 towards school supplies to the James R. Lowell School in celebration of its new store now open at One and Olney, 101 East Olney Avenue. AdoptAClassroom.org works regularly with The School District of Philadelphia’s Office…

District Schools & Offices Will Continue In-Person IF SEPTA Strikes

District Schools & Offices Will Continue In-Person IF SEPTA Strikes

Read in Your Language (more coming soon): SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt October 28, 2021 Dear School District of Philadelphia Parents and Families, I am writing with an important update about our readiness plans if a new contract agreement is not reached between Transport…

Important Update About the Potential SEPTA Strike

Important Update About the Potential SEPTA Strike

Read in Your Language (more coming soon): SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt October 25, 2021 Dear School District of Philadelphia Parents and Families, On Sunday, October 24th, members of Transport Workers Union Local 234 voted to authorize a strike if a new contract agreement…

Philadelphia Energy Authority and Frankford High School Unveil Solar Training Lab

Philadelphia Energy Authority and Frankford High School Unveil Solar Training Lab

Philadelphia Energy Authority unveils state-of-the-art Solar Training Lab at Frankford High School to create equitable access to the clean energy transition PHILADELPHIA, October 22, 2021 – Mayor Kenney, Superintendent Hite, and many others joined the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) on Friday to celebrate a significant milestone in Pennsylvania’s equitable transition to clean energy with a…

District Announces More than 80 Percent of Employees are Fully Vaccinated

District Announces More than 80 Percent of Employees are Fully Vaccinated

More than 80 Percent of School District of Philadelphia Employees are Fully Vaccinated as Another Layer of Safety in Schools and Offices Board of Education-approved mandate went into effect earlier this month PHILADELPHIA — Eighty one percent of School District of Philadelphia staff — or approximately 15,500 employees — are now fully vaccinated with the…

Information About the Potential SEPTA Strike

Information About the Potential SEPTA Strike

Read in Your Language: SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt October 19, 2021 Dear School District of Philadelphia Parents and Guardians: I am writing to share some important information about SEPTA. The current contract for Transport Workers Union Local 234 expires on Sunday, October 31,…

Board of Education Authorizes General Capital Bonds and Green Bonds

Board of Education Authorizes General Capital Bonds and Green Bonds

Board of Education Authorizes the Issuance of General Capital Bonds and Green Bonds for the School District PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia Board of Education approved the issuance of two series of bonds designed to fund necessary capital improvements at the  October 7 special action meeting. The District generated $375 million from the…

Willard Elementary School Principal Receives Powerful Latina Award

Willard Elementary School Principal Receives Powerful Latina Award

When Diana Garcia set out to be an educator, it was an easy choice where she would work. “As a student who was brought up in the School District of Philadelphia, I know the issues and the hardships that our kids are facing, and I believe I can make the most impact working in the…

District Announces Launch of 2022-2023 School Selection

District Announces Launch of 2022-2023 School Selection

Read message in your language (more coming soon): SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français | Português | Pусский | Español | Việt Dear School District of Philadelphia Families, The 2022-2023 School Selection application opens today at 4:00 P.M.! The school selection process allows students in pre-kindergarten through 11th grade to apply to attend…