The School District of Philadelphia is the eighth largest school district in the nation, by enrollment. Located in a historic and culturally rich setting, we are a racially and ethnically diverse community committed to education. We are students, parents, teachers, staff, and community members; we are the School District of Philadelphia.
The mission of the School District of Philadelphia is to provide a high-quality education that prepares, ensures, and empowers all students to achieve their full intellectual and social potential in order to become lifelong learners and productive members of society.
We believe all children can reach their learning potential and that the achievement gap can be eliminated. The School Reform Commission is responsible for that improvement and is obligated to support the District's mission. The Commission commits itself to raising student achievement through District-wide reforms and restructuring measures. We have done much but we have a long way to go.
The School District of Philadelphia is governed by a five-member School Reform Commission (SRC),
established in December 2001, when oversight of the School District shifted to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Governor of Pennsylvania appoints three of the SRC members, while the Mayor of Philadelphia appoints two members of the commission.
More about the School Reform Commission (SRC)
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