School closings timeline a sticky issue

by Dale Mezzacappa and Oscar Wang

School Reform Commission chair Pedro Ramos told community members in South Philadelphia Thursday night that the District is working to make its final school closings decision “in as timely a way as possible.”

A big message from parents and others at the meeting – again dominated by people fighting the planned closure of E.M. Stanton Elementary School – was that they want to know soon what is happening so they know what they are up against and can plan for the next school year.

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