Service for some Philadelphia students has been “a disaster.” Officials blame a national bus-driver shortage. Still, the firm that one family says has been late, absent or failed to show up dozens of time this year received part of a $69 million contract from the Philadelphia School District. The school system says it has legally warned the company it must fix service issues.
Marla Travis-Curtis, the former principal of Lamberton Elementary, was improperly fired by the Philadelphia School District, three Commonwealth Court judges found. Cheating occurred at Lamberton, an arbitrator found, but Travis-Curtis was not a party to it.