City councilman divvying up salary among Philadelphia schools

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Philadelphia City Councilman Allan Domb stands with students from Spring Garden Elementary School

Philadelphia City Councilman Allan Domb stands with students from Spring Garden Elementary School

A Philadelphia councilman who promised to donate his pay to city schools is getting busy sending out checks. 

City Councilman Alan Domb just gave checks to six Philadelphia public schools as part of his ongoing commitment to donate his $129,000 city salary.  

Domb, who’s a wealthy real estate developer, said as he researches where to send the $2,500 checks, he’s finding out more about the city’s educational system.

“Education is the No. 1 way to transition people out of poverty,” he said. “Together we have to work toward the goal of improving the outcomes of our students.”

The first-term councilman said he’s hoping others will follow his lead.

“I want to encourage people throughout Philadelphia, particularly the business community, to help in any way that we can,” he said.

As  one of his campaign promises, Domb made a commitment that he would donate his pay to the Philadelphia schools.

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