This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
Tension is increasing between the School District and the charter school community.
The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools is calling the SRC’s move to suspend part of the charter school law dealing with enrollment caps "seriously misguided and … a stealthy and blatant abuse of both power and trust." The SRC made the move so it could control charter growth and plan in the face of its dire budget situation.
The charter coalition called the action illegal and is threatening litigation. Following are the statement from PCPCS and the District’s response.