A relieved SRC approves the $3.1 billion lump sum budget, which projects a surplus at the end of fiscal 2019 of $135 million.
He took responsibility for funding the District adequately and returning it to local control. His next challenges: Finding the money and the right board members.
Philadelphia is working hard to become a trauma-informed school district, but helping teachers acquire the needed skills and mindset is costly and complex.
The list includes more parents and educators.
Many would also like to phase out school police officers.
Kenney told the nominating panel that he wants more diversity on the new list of at least 18 people. He's not ruling out making his choices from the first group of 27 names, however.
The next step would be a trial on the merits. Attorneys for legislative leaders would like to see the case thrown out.
The group includes two current School Reform Commission members.