A Philadelphia councilwoman has demanded an investigation into whether the School Reform Commission violated Pennsylvania's "sunshine" law.
City Councilwoman Helen Gym said Thursday that she has questions on the ethics of a School Reform Commission vote last month on a resolution to hand Wister Elementary School over to a charter organization without public comment.
"The School Reform Commission has really broken a lot of the public trust and credibility over the years," she said. "It's really time — in light of a very controversial vote that happened in the middle of the night in January at their last meeting — that we take a holistic view of the SRC's ethical practices and standards. There are none right now."