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Timing of school-budget request questioned by City Council

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

by Tom MacDonald

The Philadelphia School District is asking the city for an extra $60 million for next school year.

During budget hearings Tuesday, members of City Council grilled members of Mayor Nutter’s administration about how long ago they knew of the request.

Philadelphia Chief Education Officer Lori Shorr and Councilman Wilson Goode Jr. got into a back-and-forth exchange over the School District’s new budget, which is counting on $60 million in new money from the city and $120 million from Pennsylvania.

"Does the mayor’s office support the $60 million request from the School District?" Goode asked.

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