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Archive for March, 2018

Chair Joyce Wilkerson and Dr. Chris McGinley Announce Their Resignations as SRC plans for Transition

PHILADELPHIA — School Reform Commission (SRC) Chair Joyce Wilkerson and fellow SRC Commissioner Dr. Christopher McGinley have submitted resignation letters to Mayor Jim Kenney.   Governor Wolf has named current SRC Commissioner Estelle Richman to serve as Chair of the School Reform Commission. “I want to thank Joyce and Chris for their service and I am…

School District Teachers Honored by Lindback Foundation for Excellence in Education

PHILADELPHIA — Nearly sixty teachers from The School District of Philadelphia have received the annual Lindback Award for Distinguished Public Teachers. “These award-winning teachers go above and beyond to support students both inside and outside the classroom,” said Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent of The School District of Philadelphia. “Their leadership, commitment and persistence make…

School Reform Commission Approves Lump Sum Budget for Fiscal Year 2019

Philadelphia – Today, the School Reform Commission (SRC) approved a resolution adopting the $3.15 billion Lump Sum Budget for the School District of Philadelphia for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19).  After years of financial challenges the School District of Philadelphia under Mayor Kenney’s school funding proposal will see balanced budgets through 2023 instead of a $900…

School District’s New Parent & Family Portal Launches to Improve Communication Between Schools, Families

PHILADELPHIA — In an effort to better engage parents through technology and to help school staff members and families more effectively communicate, the School District of Philadelphia launched its updated Parent & Family Portal. The online platform gives parents and guardians improved access to student schedules, attendance, assignments, grades, immunizations and contact information. “We know…

Letter to Families on March 14 Nationwide Walkout

The following letter was sent home to students and families on behalf of Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent of The School District of Philadelphia, regarding the nationwide student walkout on March 14:   “March 6, 2018 Dear Parents and Guardians: In light of the most recent school shooting tragedy in Florida, students across the nation…

School District Principals Recognized by Lindback Foundation for Outstanding Leadership

PHILADELPHIA — Seven principals from The School District of Philadelphia have received the annual Lindback Award for Distinguished Principal Leadership. The 2018 recipients are: Dywonne Davis-Harris, Potter-Thomas Elementary School; Dr. Ted Domers, G.W. Carver High School of Engineering and Science; Jodan Floyd, AMY Northwest Middle School; John Piniat, Feltonville School of Arts and Sciences; Deana…