Still full of life, 114-year-old Sheppard School faces its demise

Submitted by Benjamin Herold on Mon, 12/12/2011 – 13:53 Posted in Latest news | Permalink

 

Isaac A. Sheppard Elementary School, now 114 years old, could be living out its final days.

A tiny K-4 elementary school at Howard and Cambria in the heart of one Philadelphia’s toughest neighborhoods, Sheppard is one of nine schools slated for closure as part of the School District’s facilities master plan. At a Tuesday community meeting, District officials will make their case for closing the ancient building and reassigning its students.

This story is a product of a reporting partnership on the District’s facilities master plan between PlanPhilly and the Notebook. The project is funded by a grant from the William Penn Foundation. Follow our coverage of the facilities master plan community meetings, and discuss school-specific issues in our forum.

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