This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
— Marty Moss-Coane (@MartyMossCoane) June 16, 2014
A June 30 deadline fast approaches, and the School District is scrambling again to adopt a budget for next school year that avoids another round of painful cuts and devastating layoffs.
At noon tomorrow, Superintendent William Hite and School Reform Commission Chair Bill Green will join with education advocates at School District headquarters in calling for more funding for the city’s schools. The District has said it needs $216 million in additional funding ($96 million after getting $120 million from the extension of the city’s extra-1-percent sales tax) to maintain current service levels, which school officials have deemed inadequate.
But before that, make sure to tune in to Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane in the morning, when Hite and Green discuss the District’s dire budget situation and ongoing funding crisis that continues to destabilize the city’s school system.
Update: Listen to the hour-long segment below.