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Philadelphia School District Recalls Nearly All Student Safety Staff

Philadelphia School District Recalls Nearly All Student Safety Staff

The School District of Philadelphia (SDP) sent recall letters to 1,136 previously laid off student safety staff Wednesday afternoon. This announcement is a critical step to ensure student safety when schools open on September 9th. The recalls come after the Fast for Safe Schools drew local and national attention to the critical role of student… Read more »

$50 Million Announcement an Important Step, More Action Needed for Safe Schools

$50 Million Announcement an Important Step, More Action Needed for Safe Schools

One day after our hugely successful 12-hour fast and 100+ person rally in front of the School District of Philadelphia, the city’s mayor Michael Nutter announced a plan to borrow $50 million to ensure that schools are able to open on time.  Below is UNITE HERE Local  634’s response to this announcement.  We will be… Read more »

Nearly 100 Parents, Clergy, Students and Staff Resume Fast for Safe Schools as Funding Deadline Looms

Nearly 100 Parents, Clergy, Students and Staff Resume Fast for Safe Schools as Funding Deadline Looms

With the first day of school still uncertain, close to 100 fasting parents, students and clergy filled the steps in front of the School District of Philadelphia headquarters for a one-day resumption of the Fast for Safe Schools. The fasters are calling on City and State leaders to fund Philadelphia’s schools and for the District… Read more »

Inaction on Student Safety Prompts Philadelphia Parents, Clergy and Staff to take Fast for Safe Schools to District Headquarters

Inaction on Student Safety Prompts Philadelphia Parents, Clergy and Staff to take Fast for Safe Schools to District Headquarters

The School District of Philadelphia has recalled hundreds of employees, but has yet to signal student safety as a top priority this fall. None of the 1,202 student safety staff who were laid off in June have been recalled to date. Today, a coalition of parents, students, clergy, and SDP workers announced that on August… Read more »

Parents, Staff Break 15-Day Fast for Safe Schools on Positive Note!

Parents, Staff Break 15-Day Fast for Safe Schools on Positive Note!

Just-approved Pennsylvania budget and a new plan by Governor Tom Corbett could allow district to prioritize kids’ safety Every day for two weeks, parents and school staff have fasted and rallied on the steps of Governor Tom Corbett’s Philadelphia office, calling for funding that would allow the city’s school district to restore student safety staff… Read more »

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