Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced last week that he would release $45 million to the Philadelphia school district. That money will allow the district to rehire some 400 staff members, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The school system was in such dire financial straits at the end of the summer that it came close to not opening on time. The $45 million had been withheld until the district made some changes, including getting concessions from its union.
Charles Zogby, the state’s budget secretary, said the district had made sufficient progress toward improving its academic performance and finances. The district is still seeking more than $100 million in concessions from its unions.
A version of this article appeared in the October 09, 2013 edition of Education Week as Phila. Schools to Receive Withheld State Funds