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Superintendent and SRC chair’s testimonies from budget hearings

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

At City Council budget hearings on Monday, Superintendent William Hite and School Reform Commission Chairman Pedro Ramos testified to the District’s "dire" state of financial affairs. Seeking an additional $60 million from the city to help plug a huge budget shortfall, Hite and Ramos made their case by describing the plight of a school system attempting to succeed amid ever-worsening conditions.

You can read the full text of their testimonies below.

Testimony of SRC Chairman Pedro Ramos

Testimony of Superintendent William Hite

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