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Archive for October, 2022

The Office of the Inspector General Promotes Integrity within the School District

Working to promote integrity within the School District of Philadelphia is a little known department: the Office of the Inspector General. In 2019, the Board reestablished the OIG as an independent entity charged with investigating and reporting on fraud, waste and abuse within the School District. While most employees are honest, hard-working people dedicated to…

Thank you, Gov. Wolf & State Legislators for the Historic Increase in Basic Ed. Funding!

The Board of Education publicly thanked Governor Wolf and the state legislature for passing a budget that includes a historic $525 million increase in basic education funding. This is the largest increase in Pennsylvania’s main subsidy for public schools. The School District of Philadelphia is set to receive approximately $200 million more than last year….

The Board Continues to Focus on Goals & Guardrails to Raise Student Achievement

The Board has been monitoring the progress of Goals & Guardrails, our plan to raise student achievement, for nearly two years. This monitoring has helped the Board identify our students’ needs and then invest in targeted strategies and resources. In the first 20 months of monitoring progress toward achieving our Goals & Guardrails, the Board…

Transition Team Will Help the School District Create a New Strategic Plan

Superintendent Tony B. Watlington Sr. has launched a Transition Team as part of a three-phase effort to lay a strong foundation for student growth and achievement in the School District of Philadelphia. In Phase 1, Dr. Watlington held dozens of Listening and Learning Sessions with school communities, advocacy groups, community leaders and city officials. Insights…