Sunday, April 19, 2015

Nutter's Education Supplies Fund begins distributing $546,000

Mayor Nutter today announced that the Education Supplies Fund he launched in September has raised $546,000, which the administration has started distributing to cash-strapped Philadelphia schools.

Nutter's Education Supplies Fund begins distributing $546,000

Mayor Nutter today announced that the Education Supplies Fund he launched in September has raised $546,000, which the administration has started distributing to cash-strapped Philadelphia schools. 

The mayor launched the five-year campaign in response to the School District of Philadelphia's fiscal woes and pledged $200,000 in city money per year.

He set a goal of reaching $500,000 by Oct. 15. The city missed that deadline but reached the goal a few days later thanks to large last-minute donations.

Schools had to apply to get money from the fund. Checks have been mailed to 209 traditional district schools, 19 charter schools, 13 diocesan schools and 12 independent schools, according to a press release.

The School Reform Commission last year revealed an annual budget deficit of $304 million, only a fraction of which has been filled by new recurring funding. Budget talks will begin again in the next couple months.

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