City Council to exceed Philadelphia schools' funding request

June 18, 2013 3:06:35 PM PDT
Philadelphia City Council said Tuesday it expects to exceed a funding request by the Philadelphia School District.

Council President Darrell Clarke said with legislation passed that raises taxes on tobacco, the city expects to deliver an additional $74.4 million to the schools.

The district had requested $60 million, to help cover a $304 million budget deficit.

More than 3800 school district employees will be laid off on June 30th.