An announcement on when school will start should come by the end of the week, but parents can stay on top of all the information by subscribing to the district's School Opening Newsletter. Click here to subscribe to the newsletter.
Last week Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite announced that the school year might not start on time in a letter to the parents. Click here to read that letter.
The district is still seeking $50 million in additional funds to pay for support staff that Hite said will help make Philadelphia schools safer. These staff positions include lunch and playground monitors, assistant principals and counselors.
Hite said that the start of school could be delayed, or that schools would open on a half-day schedule. Until further notice, the first day of school is still slated for Sept. 9, grades 1-12, and Sept. 16 for kindergarten.
Also, the School Reform Commission will be holding a meeting on Thursday, Aug. 15, to consider suspension of selected requirements of the Public School Code and applicable Regulations.
The meeting will take place in the second-floor Second Floor Auditorium, Education Center, 440 N. Broad Street.
It will also be broadcast on Comcast Channel 52, Verizon Fios Channel 20, or streaming online.
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