MAYOR PAPENFUSE CALLS FOR PUBLIC INPUT ON WEAKER ACADEMIC BENCHMARKS IN REVISED HARRISBURG SCHOOLS RECOVERY PLAN

Media Alert!
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joyce M. Davis
717 255 3015
717 712 4238
April 24, 2014

HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse is calling for public input on revisions to the Harrisburg School District’s Recovery Plan passed Wednesday night that acknowledges the schools will not meet academic goals set in the initial blueprint.

In a letter sent Thursday morning to Carolyn Dumaresq, Acting Pennsylvania Secretary of Education, the Mayor expressed serious concerns about the acceptance of weaker academic benchmarks in the revised plan, and he called for public input so that parents fully understand the ramifications of the changes. You can read The Mayor’s letter to Acting Secretary Dumaresq is here.

For more information, contact:  Joyce M. Davis at jdavis@cityofhbg.com or 717 255 3015.

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