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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.