#PhillySchoolsDeserve: A March For PILOTs
Start: Tuesday, March 30, 2021• 4:30 PM
End: Tuesday, March 30, 2021• 6:00 PM
Our city is facing a budget crisis that will have dire consequences for most Philadelphians, but the wealthiest institutions in our city still aren't paying their fair share. Budgets for schools, libraries, rec centers, and other critical resources are on the chopping block, but nonprofits like Penn & Drexel continue with multi-million dollars construction and renovation projects. Parents, educators, students, and activists and organizers across Philadelphia are calling for these wealthy nonprofits to contribute 40% of the property taxes through Payments In Lieu of Taxes (PILOTs) they don't pay to the School District for safe and healthy facilities. Public school buildings are reopening, yet the many health and safety hazards present in those buildings have still not been meaningfully addressed. #PhillySchoolsDeserve clean air, safe classrooms, and healthy buildings; #PhillySchoolsDeserve PILOTs now!