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Board of Education Appoints New Members of the Parent and Community Advisory Council to Serve Two-Year Terms

At its August 19th Action Meeting, the Board of Education will appoint new members of the Parent and Community Advisory Council (PCAC) who will serve two-year unpaid terms, beginning August 31, 2021.  PCAC serves as a bridge between the city’s school communities and the Board of Education with council members sharing critical information on Board…

The Board of Education Approves a Vaccine Mandate for all School District Employees

At a special meeting today, the Board of Education approved a resolution to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for all School District of Philadelphia employees. The Board authorized this mandate to protect the health and safety of all School District students and staff. “It is the Board’s duty to protect our children, many of whom cannot get…

Board of Education Welcomes Two New Student Board Representatives for the 2021-2022 School Year

Board of Education Welcomes Two New Student Board Representatives for the 2021-2022 School Year

At its June 24th Action Meeting, the Board of Education will officially install and welcome Rebecca Allen and Armando Ortez as the Student Board Representatives for the 2021-2022 school year. In this role, they will represent their peers by sharing student concerns with the Board at its monthly meetings and by reporting Board deliberations and…

The Board of Education Will Vote on the Welcoming Sanctuary Schools Resolution

To ensure that all Philadelphia public schools are safe havens for immigrant students and families, the Board of Education will consider adopting “The Welcoming Sanctuary Schools” Resolution at its June 24th action meeting. Proposed during Immigrant Heritage Month and developed in partnership with the community organization Juntos, this resolution is designed to ensure safe learning…

The Board of Education Adopts FY 2021-22 Budget

At its May 27th action meeting, the Board of Education adopted the FY 2021-2022 budget, which is the first budget aligned to the Board’s new strategic plan, Goals & Guardrails. “Goals & Guardrails have allowed us to set clear expectations for student success, monitor progress towards those expectations, and adopt a budget and policies that…

The Board Welcomes Three New Members

The Board of Education welcomes three new Board Members who were sworn in by Mayor Jim Kenney on February 19, 2021. The new Board Members, who share a commitment to improving public education for the city’s children, are Lisa Salley, Reginald L. Streater and Cecelia Thompson.   “On behalf of the Board, I welcome our…

Board of Education Seeks Members of the Parent and Community Advisory Council

The Board of Education invites Philadelphia residents, who are passionate about improving public education, to apply by March 1 for a position on the Parent and Community Advisory Council (PCAC) that begins in the 2021-2022 school year. PCAC serves as a bridge between the city’s school communities and the Board of Education with council members…

The Board of Education Approves a Five-Year Plan for Board Operations that Focuses on Student Achievement and Brings Accountability to the Board’s Work

The Board of Education voted to fundamentally change its focus and operating structure when it formally approved the new Goals & Guardrails initiative at its December 10th action meeting. This five-year plan for the Board focuses intently on student learning and achievement and creates new ways for the public to hold the Board accountable for…

The Board of Education Accepts the Resignation of Ameen Akbar

The School District of Philadelphia Board of Education has announced that Ameen Akbar has resigned from the Board, effective immediately, to care for his father who is in declining health. Mr. Akbar was appointed to the Board by Mayor Jim Kenney and sworn in by Philadelphia City Council on May 1 along with his seven…

The Board of Education Welcomes New Student Board Representatives for the 2020-2021 School Year

At its September 17 Action Meeting, the Board of Education officially installed and welcomed Keylisha J. Diaz and Toluwanimi Olaleye as the Student Board Representatives for the 2020-2021 school year. As Student Board Representatives, they will represent their peers by sharing student concerns with the Board at its monthly meetings and by reporting Board deliberations…