The FeedEditionsJobsDonateJune Event
Philly Education News + Views Independent. Reader-Supported.
Menu
Menu
Philly Education News + Views
Independent. Reader-Supported

A disappointing morning after at Germantown High and Fulton Elementary

  • germantown supporters

a

a

a

by Neema Roshania

It was a solemn Friday morning in Northwest Philadelphia as students, parents and teachers tried to come to terms with the School Reform Commission's decision on Thursday night to shutter three neighborhood schools.

At a raucous meeting on North Broad Street, the SRC voted to close Germantown High School along with Fulton and Kinsey elementary schools, while sparing Roosevelt Middle School. All told, the SRC voted to close 23 city schools and merge or relocate five others.

Although the District confirmed Friday that "the SRC has asked staff to explore the possibility of adding grades 9 through 12 at Roosevelt," frustration lingered.

A top concern was how students, especially the youngest ones, will safely travel longer distances to get to school.

Read the rest of this story at NewsWorks

Get the Notebook in your inbox

Notes from the news
Weekly newsletter
Promotions

Recent Articles

SRC adopts budget with fund balance and warns of 'structural deficit' ahead Views on equity in new Pa. school funding formula are clashing Notes from the news - May 27 Update: SRC tables non-renewal resolutions for Olney, Stetson Notes from the news - May 26