Superintendent Hite Statement on Vote to Dissolve the School Reform Commission

Posted on November 16, 2017
Categories: Press Releases

Tonight, before the School Reform Commission is a historic vote to begin the process to return the School District of Philadelphia to local control.  After years of tough decisions, strong fiscal management and investing in what we know works, public schools in Philadelphia are making progress to create great schools close to where children live.

As the process of returning the district to local control takes shape, I will continue to advocate for the necessary resources to increase our successes, maintain our stability, and advance the positive momentum we have been able to achieve.

The most important thing that we all can do is to remain focused on the things that will improve outcomes for our students, which means: providing engaging and rigorous instruction and supportive school environments to every student who is depending on us.

If a governance change happens, our priorities will remain the same. We are focused on early literacy, preparing students for college and career, recruiting and retaining great talent, and maintaining our hard won financial stability.

Thank you to our staff and students for their hard work and focus during this time.