Stop the closing of "Germantown High School" in Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  • Petitioned The Philadelphia Public School District/School Reform Commission (SRC)

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The Philadelphia Public School District/School Reform Commission (SRC)
The Philadelphia Public School District/School Reform Commission (SRC)

Stop the closing of "Germantown High School" in Philadelphia Pennsylvania

    1. Petition by

      SAVE Germantown High School

Germantown High is an historic landmark of the community and the City of Philadelphia, celebrating our upcoming centennial in 2014.  This is something the community is proud of.

 

For the past five years Germantown HS has made tremendous improvements in every area of their education from testing, attendance, graduation, etc., all due to having the great principal, working teachers, excellent programs, supporting parents, an active alumni association, a supporting community and a federal 9.7 million dollar grant from the  Department of Labor. Due to financial issues with in the school district, they are planning to close 37 schools this year, which includes closing all the schools in our community (elementary, middle & high school), 23 elementary schools; 5 middle schools and 8 high schools in other communities.  Unfortunately, 90% of these schools are in predominantly African American communities.

 

Our focus is Germantown High but this plan will transfer students to other schools miles and hours away causing issues of safety because they are in strange neighborhoods and hardship for some. Yes, we understand that some closing may happen due to a list of school performances, but no one has discuss anything about this plan with the people it will effect.

 

Now there’s another plan that no one is talking about.  The City’s Mayor just had a ribbon cutting ceremony  for a new $110 million dollar youth detention center, but there's no money to educate the students? Meanwhile the school district needs money and their plan will save them $28 million a year... The dollars and the plan are not adding up. Visit us on Facebook Page (Save Germantown High School) or our website www.Gtownalumni.com for more details.  Here is a write up from Washington Post:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2012/12/21/mass-school-closings-why-the-numbers-dont-add-up/

 

Here is the contact information for the school district

Send Letters to:

Attention: William R. Hite, Jr.

The School District of Philadelphia

Office of the Superintendent -

440 N. Broad Street - Suite 301 Philadelphia, PA 19130

EMAIL: superintendent@philasd.org

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. Not Done Yet!!!!

      March 7th is fast approaching but it's not over yet. Please continue to promote the petition and come out tomorrow night, 2-5-2013, Germantown High School, 40 E. High Streets at 6pm. This is your opportunity to let your voice be heard. Bring the whole family, community. Our children need you to show up and show out! Remember, No Voice, No Choice!

    3. Reached 250 signatures
    4. Thank you

      I want to thank all of you who have signed this petition in support of Germantown High School. By doing so you have made your voice heard and will be able to say to the City of Philadelphia and to the world how much you love and support our children and are concerned about their futures. Please take a moment to email or facebook this petition so that your friends will have the same opportunity and so that we can show the School District, SRC and the Superintendent that we won't tolerate anything that negatively affects our children. We will fight until victory is won and their is victory in numbers. Thanks again for showing and telling the world about this injustice. See you all at the victory dance:) Peace and Blessings.

    5. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Earl Jordan SHERMAN OAKS, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      I graduated from Germantown HS in 1970. Beyond my parents, this school and experiences reaped set the stage for my life!

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    • William Bale CEDAR KEY, FL
      • about 1 year ago

      Class of 1958

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    • Asaid Falah PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • about 1 year ago

      If these damn get they school shut down, where te hall they suppose to go, niggaz is gonna b roamin around beatin up innocent bystandards. And if you mix them with King high school! The school they got beef with, you might as well make West Oak Lane a quaranitined zone cause all hell is gonna brak loose.

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    • CHERYL GREENE PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      I GRADUATED THEIR IN 1975

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    • Ewan Ewers PHILADELPHILA, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      Close City Hall Not School ,Education is Power you close it WE LOSE !!!

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