Ask and you shall receive. The School District has asked Philadelphia to help with the District’s $629 million budget gap, and the city has responded. Yes, City Council will help. By taking a spin through the books and questioning some of Superintendent Arlene Ackerman’s spending choices.
Before the city forks over money, some things need to be cleared up.
Like why, as KYW reports, $24 million has been set aside for a summer program, but the District still needs $21 million for smaller class sizes. Ackerman today asked Council for $102 million.
WHYY’s Tom MacDonald will have more for us on this story later.