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Cook-Wissahickon parents and students protest ‘leveling’ changes

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

by Aaron Moselle for NewsWorks

Cook-Wissahickon Elementary in Roxborough is implementing a split-grade classroom.

Fernando Gallard, a spokesperson with the Philadelphia School District, confirmed Friday that two 5th-grade teachers were transferred as part of this year’s "leveling" process, which is scheduled to wrap up Monday.

The move means that the K-8 school will have a classroom that combines 3rd and 4th graders.

"It is purely driven by our financial situation. We don’t have the money to be able to resource the school as we would like," Gallard said.

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