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District Releases Second Bi-weekly Summer Building Improvement Update

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 on the projects and improvements taking place at their schools, the District is releasing progress reports every…

New Board of Education Hosts First Public Meeting

New Board of Education Hosts First Public Meeting

PHILADELPHIA — The new Board of Education held its first public meeting on July 9, 2018, followed by a meet and greet with attendees. The primary purpose of the meeting was to create a board structure. During the meeting, board members elected Joyce Wilkerson as Board President, and Wayne Walker as Board Vice President.  The…

Governor Wolf, Philadelphia Officials Announce $15.6 Million to Improve Conditions at Public Schools

Governor Wolf, Philadelphia Officials Announce $15.6 Million to Improve Conditions at Public Schools

PHILADELPHIA – On June 29, Governor Tom Wolf, Mayor Jim Kenney, members of Philadelphia’s legislative delegation and School District of Philadelphia leaders visited Roosevelt Elementary School to announce $15.6 million in joint funding for lead, mold and asbestos removal at 57 school buildings. “The safety of our children should always be a priority and our…

Application now open for Board of Education non-voting student representative

The Board of Education will include a non-voting student representative that serves in an advisory capacity to represent the interests of students in Philadelphia. Student applicants must be a resident of the City of Philadelphia and attend a Philadelphia public school. They must also be in 11th or 12th grade during their term as student…

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 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…