PCAPS Community Schools Plan The following documents outline what we believe community schools in Philadelphia need to be and how we can get there:
This represents our vision and working principles in depth: Philly community schools12-16
Here is a one page, condensed, version:CS one-pager, docx
And here is our platform, the immediate steps we think need to be taken to implement a community schools program: CS Platform 1-1-16 final
Stop the Charter Takeover of Cooke, Huey and Wister Elementary, Community Schools Now!
FAQ on community schools as alternative to charter takeovers FAQ.10-20docx
Sign the Open Letter to the SRC: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/community-schools-now-no-more-charter-conversions?source=email&referrer=ron-whitehorne
2 pager on charter takeovers and community school alternative: leaflet10-22rev
What Parents Can Do: WHAT CAN YOU DO
Philadelphia needs community schools…schools with wrap around services, engaging instruction, positive behavior supports, and a real voice for parents, school staff and the community; schools that are fully funded and staffed with a full time nurse, counselors and a certified librarian; schools with art, music, computer technology and advanced placement classes; schools that respect the right of school employees to organize and bargain collectively. During the primary, democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney proposed making 25 neighborhood public schools into community schools. Sign the petition now to bring community schools to Philadelphia.
Can you join me and take action? Click here: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/create-the-schools-our-families-deserve-25-community-schools-now?source=email&referrer=ron-whitehorne
AROS one pager on community schools: AROS Community Schools Defintion