THE SCHOOL DISTRICT of Philadelphia has called an audible on its plans to close a well-known charter school.
The School Reform Commission voted last month to suspend the charter of Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School and begin the revocation process. The district announced yesterday it would drop the suspension, but move forward with the revocation process in an attempt to avoid potential legal delays.
The change of strategy comes a week after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments on whether the SRC has the power to ignore state law to deal with its financial crisis. The plaintiff in that case is West Philadelphia Achievement Charter Elementary School. Oral arguments are expected in September.