Last week, APPS co-founders Lisa Haver and Karel Kilimnik sent this letter to Governor Wolf. APPS asked the Governor to enforce the official school code, which clearly states that no sitting SRC commissioner may “seek or hold a position as any other public official”. The Governor should enforce that law. He should ask Green to step down. If Green does not, he should take steps to remove him.
All For Phila Public Schools
Governor Tom Wolf
225 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Dear Governor Wolf:
On March 3, 2018 SRC Commissioner Bill Green filed federal paperwork to challenge U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle in the 2018 Democratic primary, and he is currently circulating nominating petitions.
Section(6) Section 696 (b)(6) of the Public School Code of 1949, as amended, states:
No commission member may, while in the service of the School Reform Commission, seek or hold a position as any other public official within this Commonwealth or as an officer of a political party.
The law is clear: no one, including Mr. Green, can serve on the SRC while seeking public office. There is no question that a person serving in the US Congress is a public official.
On behalf of the members of the Alliance for Philadelphia Schools, we ask that you immediately remove Commissioner Green from the SRC.
Co-founders, Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools
For Governor Wolf’s response to the APPS letter see
Gov. Wolf: Bill Green can’t run for Congress | Clout – The Philadelphia Inquirer