SRC Nominations Should Be Confirmed Today

Bill Green era of Philly school leadership could be started by nightfall.

The Inquirer reports that the State Senate will vote today on the nominations of Bill Green and Farah Jimenez to the city’s School Reform Commission. There will be no public hearing, despite a request from school activists.

“As has been the most common practice for SRC nominees in the past, there will not be a public hearing on the nominations,” Erik Arneson, spokesman for the Senate Republicans, said in an e-mail Monday. “We expect it to be a single vote, after the governor’s budget address.”

The law that allowed the state to take over the School District in 2001 and created the SRC requires Senate approval for the governor’s nominees but does not require hearings with public comment.