Acting swiftly on parents' wishes, Philadelphia School District Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. on Friday said Luis Muñoz Marín Elementary would not be given to a charter company to run.
Parents voted overwhelmingly - 223-70 - on Thursday for the struggling K-8 school at 3300 N. Third St. to remain a traditional district school. In a separate vote, the school's advisory council voted, 11-0, to reject Aspira of Pennsylvania, the charter company vying to take over the school.
Hite, in a statement, said he was grateful to parents and community members who helped guide the process. He also extended thanks to Aspira.