4,000 Philadelphia Teachers, School Staff Losing Jobs
June 08, 2013
Nearly 4,000 Philadelphia school teachers, administrators and staff learned Friday they would lose their jobs.
School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Dr. William Hite, Jr. said the layoffs are a result of severe budget cuts necessary to keep the nation’s eighth-largest school district financially sound.
“The School District of Philadelphia must live within its means,” said Hite. “We can only spend the revenues that are given to us by the city and state. Unfortunately, this is the harsh reality of how that looks.”