With Charter School in Crisis, School District Welcomes Displaced Children

By Dustin Slaughter

Despite pledges from Philadelphia School District officials that the Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School would remain open throughout the current school year, parents began receiving automated calls with instructions on how to transfer their children to public schools.

Charter school officials issued a warning on September 16th that Palmer was in imminent danger of closing, with a budget shortfall of at least $1.4 million.

According to The Inquirer, “the School Reform Commission is moving to revoke its charter over alleged academic and financial problems.”

Superintendent William R. Hite, Jr., urged parents to use www.philasd.org to enroll students at other schools throughout the district.

Read more from The Inquirer’s Martha Woodall.

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