Monday, July 6, 2015

Parents vote to keep Steel a district school

Parents at a Philadelphia School District school that might have been turned over to a charter have voted decisively - they want Steel Elementary to remain a traditional public school.

Parents vote to keep Steel a district school

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Edward Steel Elementary School on Wayne Avenue in Philadelphia. Google StreetView
Edward Steel Elementary School on Wayne Avenue in Philadelphia. Google StreetView

Parents at a Philadelphia School District school that might have been turned over to a charter have voted decisively - they want Steel Elementary to remain a traditional public school.

In all, 129 parents wanted Steel to remain a district school, and 54 wanted to it turned over to Mastery Charter Schools.The district announced the results Friday afternoon.

Some parents filed a grievance over the voting process, saying the district changed rules mid-stream.

Another district school, Munoz Marin, may also become a charter. That parent vote was pushed back to June.

More to come.

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