Cashing in on Kids

Walter Palmer school denied $300K reimbursement fees

A cloud of uncertainty hung over Philadelphia’s second-largest charter school after the academic year ended in June, with questions about chronically low student performance raised by the school district.

Administrators are now preparing to welcome back more than 1,300 students to Walter D. Palmer Learning Partners Charter School, which operates a K-4 school at 6th and Poplar streets and a middle school and high school campus on Harbison Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia.

A spokesperson for the School District of Philadelphia said on Monday the revocation hearing was postponed at the request of the charter school, and a new date has not been finalized. The district is seeking to recover $1.3 million in payments made to the charter school for student enrollment that exceeded the maximum limit agreed upon during its charter renewal process.

via Walter Palmer school denied $300K reimbursement fees.