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GOODE introduces Public Education Reinvestment Bill
New legislation will shift School District-City Share of Real Estate Taxes to 60-40 Split
City Councilman At-Large W. Wilson Goode, Jr. wants to shift more real estate tax revenue to bolster public education in Philadelphia by introducing the Public Education Reinvestment Bill at City Council’s first session after winter recess.
Goode’s Public Education Reinvestment Bill addresses real estate taxes imposed by the City and the School District of Philadelphia by shifting an additional portion of the real estate tax from the City to the School District of Philadelphia, without changing the overall combined rate of the City and School District real estate tax.
Councilman Goode said, “I am particularly concerned with the school district’s 56 percent graduation rate, at a time when class size must be reduced and new educational approaches must be considered – or certain segments of our population will experience an even lower graduation rate. I believe that this bill reinvests in public safety, education, and new economic opportunities – all at the same time. “