School District of Philidelphia, Pennsylvania
Last reviewed: December 12, 2011
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Philadelphia City School District, Pennsylvania is one of 501 school districts in Pennsylvania. The District includes all public schools in the city of Philadelphia, first established in 1818 and is the eighth largest school district in the nation.
As of September 2011, enrollment in PSD reached 146,090. The district consists of 169 elementary schools, 23 middle schools and 57 high schools. There are also 80 charter schools in the district, serving 45,999 students. 
School website evaluation
- School Reform Commission meetings are posted and include meeting places and times.
- The School Reform Commission policies are published.
- SRC meetings, minutes, and agendas are published, including information about how to register to speak at SRC meetings.
- Administrative officials (Leadership team) are published.
- The budget is published.
- Audits are published.
- Salary information is available generally.
- Contracts are published, including breakdowns of what was spent in relation to the whole budget. Although the website posts helpful resources explaining changes to the the 2009-2012 teacher contract, the actual contract is unavailable.
- School District Report Card and Performance index are published.
- Public records are available.
- Background information exists on the website, including applicable forms.
- No contact information is available for SRC members.
- Auditing services information is available, but access to actual audit documents is unavailable or difficult to find.
- Email addresses should be readily available for administrative and elected officials.
- Teacher contracts are unavailable for viewing.
School Reform Commission Members
Only three members of the five-member commission are listed.
|Wendell Pritchett||School Reform Commission Interim Chairman|
|Lorene Cary||School Reform Commission Member|
|Joseph Dworetzky||School Reform Commission Member|
A five-member School Reform Commission, established in December 2001, as opposed to a traditional school board, governs the School District of Philadelphia. The Governor appoints three of the SRC members, while the Mayor of Philadelphia appoints the other two.
|Leroy Nunery II||Acting CEO & Superintendent|
|Penny Nixon||Associate Superintendent of Schools|
|Michael Davis||General Counsel|
|Estelle Matthews||Chief Talent Development Officer|
|Myron Patterson||Chief Inspector|
|Michael Masch||Chief Finance Officer|
The School District of Philadelphia publishes its annual budget on its website.
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
Teacher Salary Schedule
|Step||Bachelor’s Degree||Master’s Degree||Master’s Plus 30 credits|
Additional schedule is posted for certified teachers of special education.
Public employee salaries
- Main article: Philadelphia City School District employee salaries
Of the 259 schools in the district, 121 reached Adequate Yearly Progress goals, approximately 47% of schools.
In 2008, the last data reported, 57% of students graduated within four years, up from 53% in 2007.
The number of employees in the district is 20,382, including 9,621 teachers and 422 principals and assistant principals.
- Main article: Pennsylvania government sector lobbying
Six district employees were recently suspended for awarding a $7.5 million project to install surveillance cameras at 19 persistently dangerous schools to IBS Communications Inc., instead of placing the contract up for bid.
- ↑ - charter-schools School District facts
- ↑ SRC meetings
- ↑ Policies
- ↑ Meeting documents
- ↑ Leadership officials
- ↑ Budget information
- ↑ [khttp://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/offices/a/audit Audits]
- ↑ Salary schedule
- ↑ Contracts
- ↑ Teacher contract
- ↑ Academic reports and data
- ↑ Public records
- ↑ Background information
- ↑ SRC facts
- ↑ The School District of Philadelphia, "FY2013-14 Budget Website," April 2013
- ↑ Additional salary schedule
- ↑ Academic indicators
- ↑ - employees Employees
- ↑ Client List
- ↑ Philadelphia Inquirer, Head of Pa. House panel lambastes Ackerman for suspensions and contracts, Dec. 15, 2010