New Philly Schools Chief Inherits System in Crisis

Monday, July 2, 2012

When Philadelphia’s new schools superintendent begins his job here, he’s got his work cut out for him.

When the budget dust cleared, the School District got $54 million less in city money than it planned for. Incoming Superintendent Dr. William Hite says he’s prepared for the financial challenge, having had to cut millions from the Prince George’s County, Maryland budget for three straight years.

"We did encounter very similar — not as significant in terms of the numbers — but nonetheless we had some significant revenue challenges here as well,” Hite explained.

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