Superintendent William Hite told The Philadelphia Inquirer ( http://bit.ly/Vc7fmU) that the district has heard from about 4,000 people at 14 meetings and has received 38 alternative proposals from activists, educators and others.
He told the paper Monday that "some of our recommendations will change based on some of the proposals we have received."
He said, however, that he won't support a one-year moratorium on closings as some have suggested.
The plan for the 146,000-student school district struggling with a severe financial crunch includes closing 37 schools, better teacher training, reducing violence and turning around underperforming schools.
Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.philly.com