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Board Adopts Budget for the 2022-23 School Year

At its May 26th Action Meeting, the Board of Education approved the operating budget for the 2022-2023 school year. This operating budget increased by more than $175 million, reaching the highest level of investment in our schools and students since fiscal year 2011. A one-time infusion of federal funding from the American Recovery Plan Act…

Board Member Fix-Lopez Asks Community to Support Gov. Wolf’s Education Budget

At the Board’s Action Meeting on May 26th, Board Member Mallory Fix-Lopez asked our school communities to support  Governor Wolf’s proposed education budget for K-12 schools. The proposal includes significant funding increases for Basic Education, Special Education, and the Level Up initiative as well as charter school funding reforms to align payments with costs. This…

Student Board Rep Joins a Panel Discussion on Gun Violence

In an effort to connect with students on important issues, Student Board Representative Armando Ortez participated in a recent panel discussion on the impact of gun violence on students across the city. More than 100 people attended this virtual meeting, including students, educators and former Superintendent William R. Hite Jr., Ed.D. This panel was organized…

The Board Welcomes Our New Superintendent

On June 16th, Tony B. Watlington, Sr., Ed.D., was sworn in as the new Superintendent for the School District of Philadelphia. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the School District Administration Building and was followed by a reception for employees to meet the new Superintendent. Dr. Watlington will soon be sharing his vision for the…