One purpose of the HSA, as defined in our bylaws, is to provide a forum for parents to have a voice in matters relating to the administration and conduct of the school and school-related affairs.
When the current HSA Board came into office in November 2022, we began documenting the many changes and challenges facing Masterman.
A Report on the Status of Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School: Effects of Recent School District of Philadelphia School Selection and Other Changes reflects community concerns raised at HSA meetings, at coffee chats, and from hundreds of written comments (400+ printed pages) submitted through various community surveys. More than 30 members of our community contributed in various ways to the creation of this report.
The recommendations in the report were developed by the HSA Board and also informed by conversations with administration in an effort to gain consensus around some of the main recommendations. The HSA Board of 12 members voted unanimously to release the resulting report.
We have done our best to represent the array of views in our community about topics that are nuanced and complex. We welcome all comments and suggestions on the report and the process.
We thank you for your engagement,
The HSA Board