Philadelphia School District principals voted Wednesday night to ratify an amended contract that will mean delayed raises but save 27 jobs. Meanwhile, the district issued more than 800 layoff notices to workers from a union that said no to givebacks.
The district has said it needs $75 million in concessions from its five labor unions to close a $629 million budget gap. Last month, the principals rejected concessions. But last week, the district said it would lay off 27 assistant principals if it did not get some savings.