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File #: 160059    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: IN COMMITTEE
File created: 1/21/2016 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Proposing an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter in preparation for a return to local Philadelphia control of the Philadelphia School District by providing for a new method and qualifications for appointing and electing the members of the Board of Education of the School District of Philadelphia and establishing new standards and policies to ensure academic excellence, financial responsibility, and efficient, economical, and effective operation and management of the School District of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Oh
Indexes: BOARD OF EDUCATION, PHILADELPHIA HOME RULE CHARTER, SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 16005900.pdf
Title
Proposing an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter in preparation for a return to local Philadelphia control of the Philadelphia School District by providing for a new method and qualifications for appointing and electing the members of the Board of Education of the School District of Philadelphia and establishing new standards and policies to ensure academic excellence, financial responsibility, and efficient, economical, and effective operation and management of the School District of Philadelphia.

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WHEREAS, The School District of Philadelphia has lacked an effective governance structure for providing financial responsibility, public accountability, transparency, and an overall management of the School District of Philadelphia that provides for a quality educational system; and

WHEREAS, Council's Committee on Education and Committee on Global Opportunities and the Creative/Innovative Economy have held extensive hearings to examine practices, policies, and reforms that contribute to providing a first-rate education both nationally and internationally, and their application to Philadelphia; and

WHEREAS, The future of public education is at stake and the need has never been greater to identify and adopt best practices that increase competitiveness, academic outcomes and equality for all children and families in Philadelphia; and

WHEREAS, Under Section 6 of the First Class City Home Rule Act (53 P.S.ยง13106), an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter may be proposed by a resolution of the Council of the City of Philadelphia adopted with the concurrence of two-thirds of its elected members; now, therefore

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA,

That the following amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter is hereby proposed and shall be submitted to the electors of the City on an election date designated by ordinance:


ARTICLE XII
PUBLIC EDUCATION

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CHAPTER 2
THE BOARD OF EDUCATION...

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