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Watch: Second school-closings forum in North Philly tonight, after rowdy first one

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


Superintendent William Hite and his team had a rough time arguing their case to the massive and raucous turnout at Tuesday night’s school-closings forum in North Philadelphia. Should the plan to close 37 schools be approved in the spring, that region of the city would be hit the hardest by closures.

Tonight, at Edison High School, the District will hold its second meeting for the District’s North-Central planning area. The schedule for the remaining meetings this month, including which schools will be addressed in each meeting, is below. Watch the meeting live above starting at 6 p.m.

Facilities Master Plan meetings in January




Recommendations to be Discussed

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