November 3, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 3, 2016
Statements from the Our City Our Schools Campaign about Kenney’s Appointment to SRC
Today, Mayor Kenney named Joyce Wilkerson to a position with the School Reform Commission (SRC). Wilkerson is the second appointment to the SRC this month, replacing Marjorie Neff who resigned in September. Recently, Governor Wolf named Estelle Richman as his nominee to the SRC, replacing Feather Houstoun. In January, a third SRC position will be open when Sylvia Simms’ term is up.
In response, members of the Our City Our Schools coalition called on Mayor Kenney and Governor Wolf to appoint members to the School Reform Commission ready to vote to abolish the School Reform Commission — and return the Philadelphia schools to local control.