School's open: What happened on your first day?
by Erika Owens on Sep 06 2011 Posted in Latest news
Today is the first day for students in the 2011-12 school year. Welcome back!
For West Philadelphia High this school year brings a new building. Acting Superintendent Leroy Nunery, Mayor Michael Nutter, Secretary of Education Ronald Tomalis, state Sen. Vincent Hughes, West Philly High Principal Mary Dean, and others gathered at the new building this morning for a ribbon-cutting.
Across the District, schools opened with fewer resources than last year, but the District reported last week that all teacher vacancies were filled. What is the staffing situation like at your school? How is your school adjusting to the budget cuts?
WHYY/NewsWorks has a photo slideshow of students in Northwest Philly trekking to school through the dreary weather. Do you have first day of school photos? If so, email them to us and we'll post them here.
Last week the District posted a welcome video from Nunery, School Reform Commission Chair Robert Archie, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers' President Jerry Jordan, and Robert McGrogan, president of the principals' union. What would you like to see District leaders do in this new school year?
Let us know how the first day went for you here in the comments or on our Facebook page.