With layoffs looming, nearly 400 teachers to leave Philadelphia School District

    Almost 400 School District of Philadelphia teachers will count this school year as their last. The 395 retirement and resignation notices for the year are still almost 100 fewer than last year’s 490.

    But with more than 3,000 district positions in jeopardy, more could come forward.


    As the Inquirer reports, teachers are asked to share their end-of-the-year plans with the district by April 15, but there’s still time to call it a day. The early retirement offer from the district is available until July 1 after the June 30 budget deadline.

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    We’ll have coverage for you from today’s budget hearing with City Council. There is a public hearing tonight at Meredith Elementary School.

    Here is the list of upcoming budget meetings, which you can also access here.

    Saturday, May 7th at 10 am at Dunbar ES; 1750 N. 12th St.
    Monday, May 9th at Conwell MS; 1849 E. Clearfield St.
    Saturday, May 14th at 10 am at Catherine ES; 6600 Chester Ave.
    Monday, May 16th at Fitzpatrick ES; 11061 Knights Road
    Thursday, May 19th at Ellwood ES; 6701 N. 13th St.

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