THE SALE of William Penn High School will proceed as planned.
A community coalition announced yesterday that it has dropped its legal action opposing the sale of the sprawling North Philadelphia campus, days after the state Supreme Court denied a request for a preliminary injunction.
"We fought the good fight," Inez Henderson-Purnell, president of the William Penn Development Coalition, said in a statement released by the group.
In June, the School Reform Commission approved the sale of the property to Temple University for $15 million. The university and the Laborers' District Council plan to redevelop the site - adjacent to Temple's main campus - as a job-training academy and athletic fields.