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Philadelphia public schools, employees remain in limbo

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

by Tom MacDonald for NewsWorks

Despite a new funding plan hatched in Harrisburg, the School District of Philadelphia continues to be in limbo over whether it can rehire laid-off employees.

The School Reform Commission held a meeting that ran for about 10 minutes in order to pass a bond offering.

The borrowed money will provide cash flow until real estate tax money comes in. The SRC does this every year. Commission Chairman Pedro Ramos is not ready to say whether any of the 3,800 layoff notices will be rescinded.

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