Speak at a School Reform Commission meeting

Powel parents Anne Pomerantz and Sonya Brintnall are among dozens of speakers lined up to testify at an SRC neighborhood meeting in West Philadelphia. (Photo: Parents United for Public Education)

School Reform Commission meetings can be an effective way to communicate directly with the SRC. Public meetings are held once a month at 440 N. Broad Street. SRC meetings are a public venue and are routinely covered by the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Notebook as well as by radio, including WHYY and KYW1060.

You must register with the School District by calling 215-400-4180 before 4:30 PM on the day before the meeting. You should expect the following when you call:

  • Provide a name, address and telephone number and the subject on which you expect to speak;
  • A reminder that you have about 3 minutes for your testimony;
  • A request for 7 copies of your testimony (not mandatory but advised if you want SRC commissioners to have copies of your testimony which they usually read while you speak).

You can find SRC meeting schedules here: http://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/offices/s/src/schedule