Philadelphia City Council to announce emergency funding for schools

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Council President Darrell Clarke wants the administration to step up when it comes to municipal advertising. (Credit: Rikard Larma / Metro).

Philadelphia City Council members will announce this afternoon plans to help plug the school district’s budget gap.

Council President Darrell Clarke will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. this afternoon at Council Chambers to announce how much emergency funding the city can provide.

Superintendent William Hite asked for $60 million from the city, $120 million from the state as well as $133 million teacher’s union concessions to try and fill the district’s $304 million budget deficit.

As a result of the so-called “Doomsday Budget,” which was approved by the state-run School Reforms Commission last month, the district laid off more than 3,8oo employees.



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