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School District Celebrates Groundbreaking of New, State-of-the-Art Livestock Center at W.B. Saul High School Facility to enhance academic opportunities for 200 students

School District Celebrates Groundbreaking of New, State-of-the-Art Livestock Center at W.B. Saul High School Facility to enhance academic opportunities for 200 students

Posted on July 18, 2018
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PHILADELPHIA – The School District of Philadelphia today broke ground on a new, $1 million state-of-the-art Livestock Center at W. B. Saul High School, the only school in the state dedicated to agriculture and food science, horticulture, animal science and natural resource management. “Saul High School has long provided unique opportunities for our students interested…

Board of Education Announce Committee Appointments

Posted on July 16, 2018
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PHILADELPHIA — The Board of Education announced today which members will serve on the Board’s proposed committees. The Board introduced the proposed committee structure at its public meeting on July 9, and during the meeting Board members expressed their interest in serving as a member or chair of the committees. Board President Joyce Wilkerson made…

District Releases Second Bi-weekly Summer Building Improvement Update

Posted on July 12, 2018
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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

Posted on July 5, 2018
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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

Posted on July 1, 2018
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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

Posted on June 29, 2018
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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

Posted on June 28, 2018
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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

Posted on June 25, 2018
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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

Posted on June 22, 2018
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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…