Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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N. Philly elementary to remain district-run

LUIS MUNOZ-MARIN Elementary in North Philadelphia will remain a district-run school, the district announced yesterday.

The decision comes one day after parents voted overwhelmingly in favor of the traditional public school, by a vote of 223 to 70. Munoz-Marin's School Advisory Council voted 11-0 in favor of a district-run school.

"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 Munoz-Marin," said superintendent William R. Hite.

Munoz-Marin, a K-8 school on 3rd Street near Ontario, was matched with charter school operator Aspira Inc. of Pennsylvania as part of the district's Renaissance Schools initiative to turnaround low-performing schools.

Under the plan, parents were given the opportunity to decide whether to remain a traditional public school or be turned into a charter school run by Aspira.

- Regina Medina

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