PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 12, 2013 – Standing as a unified front, state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams will be joined by key leaders of the Philadelphia delegation and Mayor Michael Nutter at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13, in Philadelphia City Hall to address ways in which to secure needed funds so the city’s public schools open on time.

School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. said last week that if the district did not secure $50 million by this Friday, the fall opening would be radically different, if not impeded.

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WHO: Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams; Sen. Vincent Hughes; Sen. Shirley M. Kitchen; Mayor Michael Nutter; Rep. Cherelle Parker; Ryan Boyer, business manager, Laborers District Council of Philadelphia

WHAT: Action steps to secure needed funding for on-time fall opening of city’s public schools

WHEN: 10 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 13

WHERE: Mayor’s Reception Room, Room 202, Philadelphia City Hall