Philly school board schedules first meeting

A public meet and greet will follow the first session.

Mike DeNardo
June 26, 2018 - 6:00 am
The School District of Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's new local school board has scheduled its first meeting.  

The new era of local school control begins Monday, July 9 at 5 p.m., when the nine-member mayor-appointed board meets at district headquarters. The board is expected to elect a president and vice president and name committees. 

The board plans a public meet and greet after the first session concludes. The panel should already have an idea of what the public is thinking. The mayor's office has released a report on the five so-called "listening sessions" the board held across the city in April and May. Among the themes in that report: People want a "clean break" from the state-run School Reform Commission, including more transparent rules on conflicts of interest.

There were also divergent opinions on charters, but the report said nearly everyone agreed the way charters are funded is confusing.