Philly Schools Need $60M More From City

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Philadelphia school leaders came to City Council Monday with a big request.

In the midst of a massive property-tax overhaul, they want additional money to help plug a $304 million budget hole.

Their appeal also comes after the city increased property taxes for the past three years.

Superintendent William Hite Jr. said the school district needs an extra $60 million from the city and $120 million from the state just to maintain the same level of services next fiscal year.

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