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Watch: Forum for school closings in Northwest Philly

By the Notebook on Jan 15, 2013 03:19 PM


The community forum on school closings tonight will be held at Martin Luther King High School. The schools to be addressed: Germantown High School, Parkway Northwest High School, Lankenau High School, and Elverson and Leeds Military Academies. It will be one of two meetings to take place in the District's Northwest planning area. The second will be Jan. 24 at the same location.  

Watch the meeting live above, starting at 6 p.m. 


Facilities Master Plan meetings in January




Recommendations to be Discussed

Tue., Jan. 8

6 - 8 p.m.

Dobbins HS
2150 W. Lehigh Ave.

North-Central Planning Area

Strawberry Mansion HS, Vaux HS, Elverson and Leeds Military Academies, EW Rhodes, L.P. Hill, Duckrey, Meade, Reynolds, TM Peirce, Whittier, Morris, Pratt and Wright 

Wed., Jan. 9

6 - 8 p.m.

Edison HS
 151 W. Luzerne St. 

North-Central Planning Area

Carroll HS, Douglas HS, Sheridan West, Amy at James Martin, Penn Treaty Middle School, Fairhill, Taylor, Ferguson, Roberto Clemente, Hackett, Cramp 

Tue., Jan. 15

6 - 8 p.m.

Martin Luther King HS 6100 Stenton Ave. 

Northwest Planning Area

Germantown HS, Parkway Northwest HS, Lankenau HS, Elverson and Leeds Military Academies

Wed., Jan. 16

6 - 8 p.m.

Bartram HS
2401 S. 67th St. 

Southwest Planning Area

Communications Tech HS, Motivation HS, Pepper, Shaw, Tilden, Comegys, Harrington, Mitchell

Tue., Jan. 22

6 - 8 p.m.

Overbrook HS
5898 Lancaster Ave.

 West Planning Area

Lamberton HS, Beeber, Gompers, Overbrook ES, Cassidy

Wed., Jan. 23

6 - 8 p.m.

University City HS
 3601 Filbert St. 

West Planning Area

University City HS, Robeson, A. Wilson, Leidy, and McMichael 

Thurs., Jan. 24

6 - 8 p.m.

Martin Luther King HS 6100 Stenton Ave.

 Northwest Planning Area

Roosevelt MS, Leeds MS, Edmonds, Pennypacker, Emlen, Logan, Kelly, Wister, Pennell, Cooke, Fulton, Kinsey, and McCloskey 

Tue., Jan. 29

6 - 8 p.m.

South Philadelphia HS 2101 S. Broad St. 

South-Central Planning Area

Bok Technical HS, Smith, Vare, and George Washington ES

Wed., Jan. 30

6 - 8 p.m.

Northeast HS
1601 Cottman Ave.

Northeast Planning Area

Carnell, Lawton, Stearne 


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Comments (6)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on January 15, 2013 5:03 pm
I want these kids transferred to Roxborough HS like I want a hole in the head. Anyone every witness these kids leaving Rox? It was supposed to be a neighborhood school, yet no one from the neighborhood goes there. All these kids are bussed in from West Philly and have 0 respect or regard for the school, Gorgas Park or the Neighbors. Now we are going to add kids from Germantown HS as well. No Thanks!
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on January 15, 2013 6:37 pm
I hate to sound like an NIMBY, but I have to agree with you. The Roxborough Community prides itself on being a clean and safe community. Why should we have to endure not only the disrespectful kids that currently go there but not even more. They drive down my street doing 40 mph when its a 25 and when you talk to them you get the Youz Gots To Respect me response. Which is what I was told last week when I chased one of the kids who almost hit me.
Submitted by Ms.Cheng (not verified) on January 16, 2013 9:45 am
Roxborough H.S. is losing enrollment, and could well end up on the closure list without this latest proposed infusion of students. The newest principal, in my opinion, is doing an outstanding job; there are far fewer "mobs" creating a ruckus when school lets out. Frankly, the developers in Roxborough seem to lack any imagination or vision. If Roxborough H.S. were closed as a school, likely you would see more housing or more pizza/sub, hair cutters, banks, or other suburban chains (thrift stores seem to be quite popular too). I would much rather see Councilman Curtis and his fellow council members propose/push for a partnership with such as Philadelphia Community College. Nonprofit/not for profit preferred, and tax breaks for for profits if necessary. Maybe they would be interested in a satellite location(s) in the high schools with low enrollment? My understanding is they have a waiting list. Then both Germantown and Roxborough could stay open, and might attract better neighborhood attendance. How about making good on that goal to increase vocational/technical educational opportunities (stated both by Dr. Hite, and our great City leaders;)?
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on January 16, 2013 9:33 am
Have you actually been in Roxborough High School since the new principal took over? Have you asked questions, looked into the programs, or participated in any way with helping to develop or restore Roxborough High School? I have. The principal has brought several new programs to the school and formed partnerships with colleges. There are plans for several additional programs to be introduced in the next two years as well. Students have been coming in from other areas to attend these programs. Like any school any new students will be told they have rules to follow. If you don't follow them leave. What bothers you more students coming in from Germantown High or the co-locating of Lankenau High School at Roxborough?
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on January 15, 2013 6:34 pm
There is no one there at this meeting. Pathetic!
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on January 15, 2013 6:52 pm
JUST RAISE TAXES!!!! Problem Solved! I dont care I dont pay them anyway!

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