This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
As the 24 closing schools shut down this summer, the School District of Philadelphia must decide what to do with the vacant buildings. AxisPhilly has partnered with NBC10, PlanPhilly and the Notebook to launch Schoolhouse Watch, a website dedicated to keeping the community informed about the empty school buildings and providing a forum for people to highlight problems and identify solutions.
AxisPhilly and NBC10 organized a forum on Friday at 4 p.m., to talk about Germantown High School. The forum, at First United Methodist Church of Germantown, includes panelists from the state legislature and community leaders. It is open to the public and livestreamed above.