Philadelphia Public Schools Asking Parents for Cash.
Philadelphia Mayor, Michael Nutter, and his administration recently announced Philadelphia Public Schools may not open on time in September without a substantial financial infusion of $50million. In response, some Schools are taking matters into their own hands. Schools like Albert M, Greenfield school in Center City Philadelphia are desperate to safely open and are willing to ask for help from parents. School officials are asking parents to contribute over $600 per students in the hopes that this will cover expenses and allow the school to open its doors to students on September 9th. However, many parents are upset they are being asked to contribute more funding despite they’re already supporting the school district by paying taxes. Is this an over reaching effort on the part of schools or should parents help out by paying more?