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Alternative proposals on school closings now accepted

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The School District is accepting and publishing alternative proposals on school closings, Superintendent William Hite announced Wednesday night. Two such proposals are now on its website.

Speaking at Wednesday's community meeting on closings at Bartram High School, Hite invited community members to submit alternative plans and announced that such plans are being posted online.

One of the two plans posted on the District website Wednesday, titled "Save Duckrey Strategic Plan," recommends keeping Duckrey Elementary School in North Philadelphia open by merging it with Meade School, which is also slated to close. The other, titled "Clouden's Proposal," from Mama Gail's Community Network, is an alternative set of recommendations for school closings in West and Southwest Philadelphia.

To submit a recommendation to the District, email fmp@philasd.org.

At Wednesday's meeting, Hite also announced that the District's next round of community meetings on the closing plan, to be held in February, would offer more specifics about implementation and transition plans for each school to be closed. The School Reform Commission is expected to vote on the closing recommendations in March.

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