School Reform Commission votes to close another school

The School Reform Commission approved the closing of M. Hall Stanton Elementary School on Thursday. (file photo)
The School Reform Commission approved the closing of M. Hall Stanton Elementary School on Thursday. Credit: Metro

Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission voted Thursday to approve the city school district’s recommendation to close North Philadelphia’s M. Hall Stanton Elementary School.

The vote brings the number of Philadelphia schools expected to be shuttered to 23.

The SRC voted earlier this month to close 23 schools, but Dimner Beeber Middle School was taken off the chopping block earlier this week.

The commission approved the Stanton Elementary closing by a 3-1 vote, according to Philadelphia School District.

Stanton students are now slated to attend Tanner Duckrey Elementary, located at 1501 W. Diamond St., for the 2013-14 school year. Duckrey is a K-8 school that currently serves approximately 280 students.



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