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PHILADELPHIA — The School Reform Commission (SRC), through the Charter Schools Office (CSO) of The School District of Philadelphia, today released the schedule for the second set of new charter application hearings. Initial hearings for the new charter applications received by the statutory deadline of November 15, 2016 were held in December.

The second set of hearings will take place at the Education Center located at 440 N. Broad Street in Conference Room 1075 on January 5 and January 9, 2017. During the second set of hearings, for each new charter applicant the CSO will first present an evaluation of the written application, then applicants will be questioned about their applications, and lastly, the applicant may make a final statement. The January hearings will be open to the public. Hearings will last approximately two hours each. The schedule for the January hearings is as follows:

January 5:
9:30am – Metropolitan Philadelphia Classical Charter School
1:30pm – Deep Roots Charter School

January 9:
9:30am – Friendship Whittier Charter School
1:30pm – KIPP Parkside Charter School

A schedule for the hearings has been posted on the School District website, along with copies of the four applications.

The SRC also continues to accept written comments in support of or in opposition to the new charter applications via email at Comments will be accepted through January 9, 2017.

The SRC plans to vote on each application in February 2017.


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