AMY Northwest Still Waiting to Hear More About Next Year's Plans
Parents have worried about transportation issues.
AMY Northwest officials said Friday they're still waiting to hear more from the School District of Philadelphia about specific plans related to the school's move next year.
The district has recommended the magnet middle school be moved to the old Levering School building in Roxborough, and has also recommended that Levering close.
But Levering parents have asked the district to consider keeping the K-8 school open and to consider keeping it in the same Ridge Avenue building, along with AMY Northwest.
No decision has been made on that matter yet, and there won't be an official one made until March, when the School Reform Commission is set to vote on the recommendations.
But AMY Northwest co-Principal Marco Zanoni said district officials are expected to come to a parent meeting sometime next week to discuss the matter further.
They'll also shed some light on what, if any, transportation plan the district is planning to put in place for current AMY students who would have a hard time getting to Roxborough every day.
District officials said at a public meeting last month that they would have a tentative plan in place before the March date.
If there is a plan, Zanoni said, "they haven't divulged it yet."
The principal said he hopes that AMY Northwest will be able to maintain the communal feel it currently has at its St. Therese of the Child Jesus campus in East Mt. Airy. That church could also be closed in July by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.