HEY, KIDS, here's some good news:
Mayor Nutter, other city officials and the school district announced yesterday that they have struck a deal to save weekend recreational programs, athletic and cultural activities.
The city will dish out $175,000 to maintain the programs. Some schools will remain open on the weekends and until 9 p.m. on weekdays through March 17, Nutter said. The city will consolidate and shift Recreation Department programming from 83 schools to 48. School Reform Commission Chairman Pedro Ramos expects there would be an estimated total savings of $1.2 million.