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Credit due on Feltonville school project

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

To the editors:

With everyone that was recognized in "After years of struggle, high hopes for new Feltonville campus" (Winter 2003-04), there is no mention of Bill Montgomery, the School District’s director of facilities management and space planning.

I personally would like to thank him. I started working to create a K-8 campus in Feltonville along with Fatima Philips when our children were in kindergarten. If Bill Montgomery had not taken time to visit the schools and let me become a pest in his life, I honestly believe this project would not have come to where it is today. Both Montgomery and Fred Farlino of the Office of School Services saw the extreme need for the new school, and despite a lot of roadblocks, they kept going.

Thank you, Bill and Fred.

Rita Wisniewski
Philadelphia, PA

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