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From the SRC: Dworetzky, Girard-diCarlo sworn in

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

At this afternoon’s School Reform Commission meeting, attorneys Joseph Dworetzky and David Girard-diCarlo were sworn in by Mayor Michael Nutter as the newest members of the SRC.

They fill seats vacated by Heidi Ramirez, who resigned this summer amidst controversy, and James Gallagher, whose term expired in January.

In brief public remarks, Dworetzky promised to "listen carefully to all the inputs that come in," and to "try to make good decisions – centered on the interests of the children."

Girard-diCarlo noted that though he is a Republican, he does not think the answers to educational issues are Republican or Democratic answers: "We have to work in concert with one another."

The former Bush administration ambassador to Austria, he noted that he’s "not easy to work with," and added, "I ask very tough questions and challenge people at all times but will try do so with humility and respect."

Still on the agenda today is a budget update by Chief Business Officer Michael Masch.

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