School District of Philadelphia outlines spending plan for city’s money

    Bus transportation, small class sizes and accelerated schools are all on the School District of Philadelphia’s spending plan for the $53.4 million from the city.

    Superintendent Arlene Ackerman joined Mayor Michael Nutter, SRC Chairman Robert Archie and District CFO Michael Masch to hash out how to spend the money, though the plan is dependent on more funding from the state and labor unions.


    The Daily News has broken down how the District plans to dole out the money, with $26.5 million going to yellow-bus transportation for some students.

    Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers is still pressing ahead with the injunction against the layoffs of more than 1,500 teachers.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal