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Improvements at Science Leadership Academy Beeber

Improvements at Science Leadership Academy Beeber

Science Leadership at Beeber has a major heating and cooling improvement underway. The Office of Capital Programs is investing more than $22 million to improve heating and cooling throughout the building. To limit the interruption of instructional learning, many improvements will occur in the evenings and throughout the night. The goal is to maintain a…

Renovations at William Dick School

Renovations at William Dick School

William Dick will receive a major systems overhaul that includes installing a modern gas-fired high-efficiency hot water boiler system, a new chiller plant for the entire building, and replacing the existing piping. All classrooms and other student spaces will receive new heating and ventilating units, and the building will receive new equipment to improve ventilation….

MLK Day of Service at Lewis C. Cassidy

MLK Day of Service at Lewis C. Cassidy

The team currently working at the Lewis C. Cassidy Academic Plus project, in coordination with the School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development, celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day by organizing a community clean-up day of service. Team members from Perryman Shoemaker, Ewing Cole Architects, The School District of Philadelphia, and…

Lewis C. Cassidy Academic Plus Ground Breaking

Lewis C. Cassidy Academic Plus Ground Breaking

This month the Lewis C. Cassidy Academics Plus School hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at 6523 Lansdowne Ave. Guest speakers included Superintendent Watlington, Chief Operating Officer Reggie McNeil, State Rep. Morgan B. Cephas, Councilmember Curtis Jones Jr, and Principal Tangela McClam. Honored guests included Board Member Cecilia Thomas, Malcolm Yates, the City Year Team, the Cassidy…

T.M. Peirce Steel Raising Ceremony

T.M. Peirce Steel Raising Ceremony

The School District of Philadelphia’s Office of Capital Programs celebrated its first-ever Steel Topping Out ceremony at the T.M. Peirce work site. The last steel beam placed is a major milestone in the evolution of a building project. This milestone is commemorated by painting the beam white and having the steel erection crew, construction team,…

Richmond Elementary School Ribbon Cutting

Richmond Elementary School Ribbon Cutting

Another milestone for the Office of Capital Programs Team! Richmond Elementary School received media attention in September for its $18+ million addition and major renovations. The ribbon cutting allowed students to showcase school pride and perform for the community.  The school now has a new two-story addition of 5 classrooms and a new modern multi-function…

Happy Retirement, Leigh-Anne!

Happy Retirement, Leigh-Anne!

After 41 years of dedication and exemplary service, Leigh Clark will retire from her position as Operations Manager of Capital Programs. Leigh joined the District in 1981 and has made her mark as one of the most knowledgeable and impressionable members of the Office of Operations. She has worked tirelessly to be part of the…

Friends of Mifflin Raise More Than $45K

Friends of Mifflin Raise More Than $45K

Amazing things happen when communities come together! The Friends of Mifflin ES successfully raised over $45k to partner with the School District of Philadelphia and built a playground at the school. They also volunteered to install the equipment under the direction of Andy Cush of General Recreation, Inc., who oversaw the process. The SDP staff…

Meet Our New Financial Manager

Meet Our New Financial Manager

We have restructured our finance team to improve the Capital Programs Office of Financial Management. Surekha Ramanjul has joined our team as the new Financial Manager, and Craig Massenburger has been added to the team as our budget clerk. The new finance team members add more than 50 years of collective experience to our department….

Meet Our New Project Manager

Meet Our New Project Manager

Wayne Howard has worked for the School District of Philadelphia for 27 years. Wayne started his career in the Office of Foods Services. He later completed the B.E.T. Program and became a Building Engineer. Through hard work and dedication, he advanced to become a Capital Building Construction Inspector. Wayne’s current duties include managing the construction…