Philadelphia school district officials have changed their plans to close Dimner Beeber Middle School and instead will propose changing the school's grade configuration, district officials announced Tuesday.
The middle school was slated to close along with several other district buildings.
District officials say comments from parents and students along with a review of the turnaround plan led them to the decision to keep the school open.
The original recommendation called for the middle to school to close, which would have meant students in seventh and eighth grades would relocate to Overbrook High School. The plan also called for the reconfiguration of Overbrook Elementary to a K-6 school, which officials say will still move forward.
The district says it will propose changing the current grade configuration to include seventh and eighth grades.
The holiday weekend is looking warmer and unsettled. Shower and thunderstorm chances increase late Sunday and Labor Day.
Temperatures will warm headed into Labor Day. Saturday is the pick day of the holiday weekend with dry conditions and highs in the low 80s.
It turns hot and humid by Sunday with sct. shower and thunderstorm chances increasing N&W anytime after 2/3PM. It should remain dry down the shore all day Saturday and most if not all of Sunday.
Saturday (82/62): Sun/Clouds
Sunday (89/70): Clouds/Storm
Monday (90/74): Clouds/Storm
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