Officilas from Edison Schools Inc., the New York for-profit school management company, yesterday said they would be forced to reduce the number of Philadelphia schools they manage, as well as services, if funding is cut due to the school district's budget crisis.
"That would be the only alternative. If the contract was cut by two-thirds, we would have to reduce the number of schools we serve and have to reduce what we do, both of which would be detrimental to the schools," said Todd McIntire, general manager for the 20 district schools Edison manages.
He was joined by Dwayne Andrews, vice president for government relations and J. Roberto Gutierrez, senior vice president, in a meeting with Daily News editors and reporters.
Edison is the largest of six management groups that received district contracts in 2002 as part of the state takeover of the system.
This from the Philadelphia Daily News.