Be still, my heart.
It's a big day for folks who follow the Philadelphia School Reform Commission but can't get to its meetings, which happen two Wednesdays a month, almost always in the middle of the day. The Philadelphia School District just announced that it will be televising the next SRC meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, on PSTV, the district's public-access cable channel. (That's Comcast channel 52, FIOS channel 20, if you live in the city.) The meeting will also be livestreamed at www.philasd.org.
That next meeting - scheduled for Wednesday at 3 p.m. - is a big one. Officials will present recommendations for school closings and consolidations as part of the district's Facilies Master Plan process, which is years in the making. That portion of the meeting will begin at 5 p.m.
"By broadcasting the meeting live, the district hopes to provide an alternative channel for students, parents, and the community to stay informed on important matters such as the FMP," a spokeswoman said in a district release.