Deal said to be in works on Philly school finances
June 20, 2013
Gov. Corbett’s administration – along with city and state officials – is working to assemble a funding package that could pump as much as $100 million more into the coffers of the Philadelphia School District, according to sources with knowledge of the high-level talks.
But the money, which could include federal funds the state would send to the cash-strapped district, might come with hefty strings attached, they said.
The additional aid would be contingent on the district’s ability to obtain major concessions from the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, including requiring teachers to work a longer school day and contribute to their health-care coverage, sources said.
State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams (D., Phila.) confirmed the general outline of the talks in Harrisburg.