City of Philadelphia

Applications Open for Philadelphia Board of Education

Posted on January 22, 2018

An important message about Philadelphia’s schools from Mayor Jim Kenney:

When I took office, it was important to me that we move quickly to expand access to quality pre-K. Because our kids are only 3 or 4 years old once. They can’t afford to wait.

Thanks to the Philly Beverage Tax, this year 700 kids moved up from PHLpreK to kindergarten. When the program is fully implemented, 6,500 kids will attend PHLpreK every year.

Now, we need to make sure that kids moving up to kindergarten — and all our kids — have quality schools to attend. That’s why returning the School District to local control is so important.

As we continue the process of returning the School District to local control, we have now opened the application form for the Board of Education.

If you are interested in serving on the Board, or if you are interested in nominating someone to serve, I urge you to review the Board of Education job description and apply.

The Board of Education will govern over all public schools, district managed schools, and charter schools in Philadelphia. The Board will oversee policy and financial decisions for the School District.

The Board will demand many hours of dedicated service — and those who serve will be critical to our city’s future. After laying the foundation with PHLpreK, we need to take responsibility for the fate of our schools.

Our kids deserve quality schools in every neighborhood.

Learn more about serving on the Board of Education and apply today.

I’m confident that our commitment to our children today will benefit future generations of Philadelphians for years to come.

In service,
Mayor Jim Kenney

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