Acting swiftly on parents' wishes, Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. on Friday said Luis Muñoz Marín, a struggling Philadelphia School District elementary school, will not be given to a charter company to run.
Parents voted overwhelmingly - 223 to 70 - on Thursday for Marín to remain a traditional district school. In a separate vote, the school's advisory council voted unanimously, 11 to 0, to reject ASPIRA of Pennsylvania, the charter company vying to take over the school.
Hite, in a statement, said he was grateful to parents and community members who helped guide the process. He also extended thanks to ASPIRA.
"Parents and guardians have chosen a path for their school and we are going to support their choice and quickly move forward with the very important work of improving outcomes for students at Muñoz Marín,” the superintendent said in a statement. “Now we must bring together the entire school community in support of our students and teachers.”