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SRC meeting tonight: Will Young Scholars-Douglass go to Mastery?

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

At the monthly voting meeting of the School Reform Commission tonight, the District will decide the future of Young Scholars Frederick Douglass Charter School in North Philadelphia.

The District has recommended that the school, one of the original seven Renaissance schools, be kept open under the condition that the school’s management be turned over to Mastery Charter Schools.

The SRC will be considering a proposal from KIPP, relating to a revised application previously denied, to create a new charter school in West Philadelphia.

The District will also be accepting $3.3 million in "school transformation" grant money from the William Penn Foundation and an as-yet unnamed source. The money would go toward remaking three elementary schools in North Philadelphia: Duckrey, Gideon, and Bethune.

The full list of resolutions and their summaries can be found here.

The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. You can watch the meeting live online or on Comcast channel 52.

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