Philadelphia School District buildings need $5B in repairs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) " The first assessment of the state of the Philadelphia School District's aging buildings in nearly 15 years identified more than 12,000 outstanding repairs that would cost close to $5 billion to fix.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports ( ) district officials expect to spend $3 billion over the next decade to address the most pressing issues.

Close to three-quarters of the city's public schools are considered in poor condition due to delayed maintenance. About one-third have declined to the point where they have been designated "outside the sustainable funding range."

The school system will release its building-by-building report on the condition of its 308 schools, athletic complexes and district-owned buildings Friday.

District officials say repair or closure recommendations for some buildings are not necessarily an indication of future school closures.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer,

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