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Enon holds meetings on school closings




Representatives of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Northwest Philadelphia have been running a series of meetings since mid-January at schools targeted for closure to get feedback on the District's closing plan.

District officials say that Enon leaders will provide a report with alternative recommendations to the School Reform Commission before the SRC hearings that are scheduled to begin Feb. 21.

The District is allowing Enon to hold these meetings in schools; a District spokesperson said, "We welcome that conversation," adding that the District encourages alternative proposals "that get us to the same end."

District officials say they expect their plan to eventually save $28 million annually from closing 37 buildings but say they will not realize those savings until after the initial transition year.

As of Friday, Enon has held or scheduled meetings for 24 out of 44 schools slated for closure or relocation. Coming up next week are meetings for Germantown High, Lamberton High, Leeds Middle, Overbrook Elementary, Pepper Middle, Reynolds Elementary, Shaw Middle, Taylor Elementary, and Abigail Vare Elementary.

The meeting schedule provided by Enon follows.

UPDATE: The meeting at Overbrook Elementary has been rescheduled to Feb. 5.



Date and Time


 Abigail Vare ES

 Feb. 6, 6 p.m.

 E. Gargano

 Cooke ES

 Jan.17, 5:30 p.m.

 D. Jones

 Duckrey ES


 R. Williams

 Fairhill ES


 K. Wright

 Ferguson ES


 P. Henry, C. Gordon

 Fulton ES

 Jan. 31, 9 a.m.

 V. Moore

 Washington ES

 Jan. 24, 5 p.m.

 T. Anglin, C. Barrett

 Gompers ES

 Jan. 17, 5:30 p.m.

 Chanta Barrett

 Kinsey ES

 Jan. 31, 6 p.m.

 A. Williams

 Leidy ES


 C. Ming

 Hill ES

 Jan. 31, 6 p.m.

 W. Tomlin

 McCloskey ES


 P. Henry, C. Gordon

 McMichael ES


 L. Clouden

 Meade ES

 Jan. 29, 4:40 p.m.

 R. Williams

 Morris ES


 C. Lanier, D. Jones

 Overbrook ES

 Feb. 6, 6 p.m.

 C. Barrett

 Pratt ES


 R. Williams

 Reynolds ES

 Jan. 31 & Feb. 5, 6 p.m.

 C. Lanier

 Smith ES


 V. Johnson

 Taylor ES

 Feb. 5, 3:15 p.m.

 R. Hatcher

 Peirce ES


 D. Hoxter

 Whittier ES


 R. Williams

 Wilson ES


 V. Johnson

 Carnell MS


 R. Lentz

 Douglas HS


 P. Henry, C. Gordon

 Pepper MS

 Feb. 5, 6 p.m.

 V. Johnson

 Roosevelt MS


 J. Weems

 Shaw MS

 Feb. 4, 4:30 p.m.

 S. Johnson

 Sheridan West MS


 M. Hollands, C. Simmons

 Bok HS

 Jan. 24, 6 p.m.

 C. Jones

 Carroll HS

 Jan. 30, 6 p.m.

 M. Hollands, C. Simmons

 Germantown HS

 Feb. 5, 6 p.m.

 L. Simmons

 Lamberton HS

 Feb. 5, 6 p.m.

 L. Jones

 Elverson HS


 K. Thaxton

 Strawberry Mansion HS

 Jan. 31, 6 p.m.

 L. Lane

 University City HS

 Jan. 17, 6 p.m.

 L. Williams

 Vaux HS

 Jan. 24, 5:30 p.m.

 D. Jones

 Lankenau HS

 Jan. 29, 6 p.m.

 P. Henry, C. Gordon

 Kelly ES


 S. Harper, J. Seever


 Feb. 7, 6 p.m.

 S. Harper, J. Seever

 Paul Robeson HS

 Jan. 22, 6 p.m.

 C. Jones

 Parkway NW HS

 Jan. 28, 3:45 p.m.

 P. Henry, C. Gordon

 AMY @ James Martin


 R. Lentz

 Motivation HS


 G. Rivers

 Communications Tech HS


 T. Harper, J. Blunt


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