School District outlines phase 3 of budget cuts

    School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Arlene Ackerman sent an email to the district today with some details of Phase 3 of the budget. Phases 1 and 2 were recapped.

    NewsWorks partner the Public School Notebook obtained the email, which listed the following cuts and then some:

    reduce central office operating budgets by 50 percent
    reduce core programs and strategic initiatives (Gifted & Talented, Music, Art)
    renegotiate contract with unions
    reduce special education liaisons

    The cuts are steps to close what’s now a $629 million gap.

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