Video: Superintendent, Police Talk School Closing
"No superintendent anywhere wants to move into a place ... and recommend that 37 schools close." - Superintendent William Hite.
The Philadelphia School Distrcit has released video of a public meeting held at Martin Luther King High School in which school and police representatives discuss the decision to reccomened the closing of 37 district schools, including Germantown High School.
Superintendent William Hite said that the closings were reccomended for a number of reasons, including an opportunity to readjust the district's resources.
"We have seats for 53,000 students who are not being educated in our schools," he said. "The money could be better used on different resources for students ... and at the end of the day, whatever the vote is, we have to shift our focus from 'why shouldn't these schools close' to 'how can we come together.'"