PFT Pres Jerry Jordan Announced Legal Filings in Fight for Healthy Schools

NEWS RELEASE January 20, 2020 Read the PFT’s legal complaint here. PHILADELPHIA- On a day commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., PFT President Jerry Jordan joined parents and educators to announce legal proceedings against the School District to address the ongoing facilities crisis. PFT President Jerry T. Jordan said, “Today’s press conference, as…

JERRY JORDAN ON McCLURE CLOSURE FOLLOWING ELEVATED ASBESTOS LEVELS

For Immediate Release 1/17/2020 Overnight asbestos sampling results at McClure came back elevated. PHILADELPHIA–“Upon the discovery of the protocol breach and failure to properly manage a dangerous asbestos contamination condition at McClure Elementary, the Federation emphatically stated that we were unable to assure the McClure community of the environmental safety of the building. Early yesterday…

BEST PRACTICE PROTOCOLS BREACHED AT McCLURE; ADDITIONAL ASBESTOS EXPOSURE FOUND

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 16, 2020 PHILADELPHIA–Late last evening, PFT HW Environmental Science Director Jerry Roseman learned that asbestos air samples collected by School District consultants on Tuesday afternoon in the City Year room were elevated with alarming levels of airborne asbestos detected. Likely leading to this situation was an egregious breach of the best…

Coalition: Facilities Crisis Needs Urgent Attention

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8, 2020 A coalition gathered at a shuttered Philadelphia school to urge the Governor to prioritize facilities funding in this year’s budget address. PHILADELPHIA–This morning, a coalition of educators, parents, elected officials and community partners joined PFT President Jerry Jordan outside of Carnell Elementary to once again call attention to…

Jerry Jordan on Emergency Closing of Anna B. Pratt

The District will close the school and relocate students and staff after the PFT’s discovery of dangerously high asbestos levels. PHILADELPHIA–“The PFT is glad that the District is following our recommendation that all students and staff be moved from the Pratt Early Childhood Center until the asbestos in the building has been abated. “When the…