PHILADELPHIA — The City-led third-party mediation process between the School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers on the phased reopening of our city’s public schools is nearing conclusion. Details will be finalized over the next few days, and will be announced publicly at a joint press conference with the City of Philadelphia, School District of Philadelphia, and Philadelphia Federation of Teachers on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 1 p.m.

“I truly appreciate the good faith effort that has been demonstrated by all parties involved throughout this mediation process,” said Mayor Kenney. “We are excited to be nearing the end of the process and look forward to providing our Philadelphia community with more certainty about the reopening of our public schools, starting first with our youngest learners.”

School District PreKindergarten through second grade students who were set to return on Monday, March 1, will remain virtual until further details are announced.