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The City of Philadelphia has promised the school district $74 million, which is more than the $60 million District Superintendent Dr. William Hite requested in emergency funding.

City Council President Darrell Clarke says part of the money will come from delinquent taxes and fees owed to the city; while the rest is reliant on a $2 a pack cigarette tax, which requires approval from the state.

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Source: WCAU-NBC 10-Philadelphia

Photo Credit: Philadelphia School District