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SRC will vote on sale of 11 closed schools

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

The School Reform Commission is scheduled to vote tonight at its monthly action meeting on the District’s proposed sale of 11 former school buildings for a sum of $14 million, according to a preliminary list of meeting resolutions.

In a deal struck by city leaders earlier this year to help the District more efficiently unload its vacant buildings, the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp. began marketing and managing the sale of 20 surplus properties.

Following the PIDC’s recommendations, the District is now proposing the following sales to four different buyers, including the sale of the historic and spacious former Germantown and Bok high schools.

District Properties
Proposed sale price

Communications Technology High School, George Pepper Middle School, Reynolds Elementary, and Walton Elementary
Philadelphia Housing Authority
$3 million

Germantown High School, Charles Carroll High School, Fulton Elementary, Walter Smith Elementary, Abigail Vare Elementary
Concordia Group
$6.8 million

Bok Technical High School
Scannapieco Development
$2.1 million

Leidy Elementary
UCH/Belmont Charter school
$2.3 million

The SRC is also expected to adopt new policies relating to safety and the eligibilty of non-resident students and accept a variety of donations and grants.

The full list of resolutions can be read here. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.

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