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Category: Press Releases

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…

Board of Education Releases Inspector General Report

Today the Board of Education publicly released the Inspector General’s Report commissioned to investigate the major renovation project at Benjamin Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy that led to the closure of their shared campus in October 2019. “The Board felt it was crucial to have an independent investigation and to share the Inspector…

Board of Education Approves Resolution Calling for State and Federal Funding of Public Education

Joining districts across the nation, The Board of Education has approved a resolution calling on governors and state legislators to preserve state funding for public education and asking Congressional delegations to advocate for additional federal funding for public education. Board members consider this a critical resolution for public education in Philadelphia, as the district has…

Board of Education Committee Meetings and Budget Hearing Will be Held April 23

The School District of Philadelphia Board of Education will hold one joint meeting for its Finance and Facilities Committee and Student Achievement and Support Committee on Thursday, April 23, beginning at 5 p.m. Prior to this meeting, a budget hearing will be held at 3 p.m.   To comply with public health guidelines regarding the…

Board Of Education Announces Modifications to March 26, 2020 Action Meeting

In order to conduct essential business for the School District of Philadelphia, the Board of Education will hold its Monthly Action Meeting on Thursday, March 26, beginning at 5 p.m. The meeting will focus on accomplishing critical business for the School District of Philadelphia.   In the interest of the health of our staff, board…

Board of Education Statement on District response to COVID-19

As we come to the end of a long and unprecedented week, we want to take a moment to thank Superintendent Hite, and the many teachers, principals, and school communities who have jumped in feet first to serve our students and communities in this difficult time. As always, student learning remains our first priority, and…