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Philadelphia School District facilities and closings process

    • Facilities policies vote postponed till June

Facilities policies vote postponed till June

Submitted by Benjamin Herold In an unusual, instantaneous response to public testimony, the SRC voted Wednesday to table until June decisions about the District’s new proposedAdaptive Reuse  and Rightsizing  policies…

    • After revisions, proposed facilities policy will result in less transparency

After revisions, proposed facilities policy will result in less transparency

 Submitted by Benjamin Herold  The School District has revised its proposed policy governing the sale of shuttered District buildings so that it can offer discounts to some prospective buyers, but…

    • Thomas A. Edison High (Julia de Burgos Middle School until 2003) is under agreement of sale for $600,000.

School district unveils new plan for selling off properties

Over the next three years, the School District of Philadelphia plans to close as many as 50 school buildings. The targets - which schools, which neighborhoods - for now remain…

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Some shuttered schools experience rebirth

Editor's Note: PlanPhilly partnered with the Philadelphia Public School Notebook to produce a February edition focusing on school facilities. With declining enrollment and 70,000 empty seats, it is likely that some…

    • Preservationists urge scrutiny of older public school buildings

Preservationists urge scrutiny of older public school buildings

Editor's Note: PlanPhilly partnered with the Philadelphia Public School Notebook to produce a February edition focusing on school facilities. With declining enrollment and 70,000 empty seats, it is likely that some…

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This landing page is the place to keep up with the Philadelphia School District's facilities master planning process. The School District is compiling a comprehensive facilities master plan designed to "right-size" its physical plant. The goal is to maximize educational availability, quality, and equity, which will involve closing, consolidating, and selling schools. Decisions on how to manage this process call for wide community dialogue and close collaboration between the School District and city government. The The Philadelphia Public School Notebook is partnering with PlanPhilly to cover this process and inform and help foster that dialogue. This coverage is supported by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.

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