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Watch: School-closings forum for West Philly

By the Notebook on Jan 22, 2013 04:14 PM


The regional school-closings meeting tonight will be held at Overbrook High School. To be addressed are the schools in the District's West Planning AreaLamberton High School and Beeber, Gompers, Cassidy, and Overbrook elementary schools.

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 (4)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on January 22, 2013 7:15 pm
Anyone know whether the district is benefitting from these advertisements on the live stream?
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on January 22, 2013 9:29 pm
The district uses the ad-supported version of the UStream service in order to be able to bring the public these live events over the Internet without having to pay for a commercial service. The district has no control over the content or source of the advertisements.
Submitted by Education Grad Student (not verified) on January 22, 2013 9:22 pm
The District's proposal to close Gompers and Overbrook ES are ridiculous. The better option is to close Beeber and make the elementary schools K to 8 schools. There is room at Gompers to expand the school so that it could accommodate K through 8 because Gompers has a huge front lawn. For Overbrook ES, there is less room to expand. In this case, the District could purchase the former Our Lady of Lourdes School building and put the middle school students at that building. Sell the Beeber building. As several speakers at the meeting mentioned, there would be much less resistance to closing Beeber than to closing one or both of the elementary schools.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on January 23, 2013 6:57 am
Some really impressive kids speaking at this meeting. Most convincing arguments yet in my view!

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