The Philadelphia School District announced today that it has added a community meeting next week on the proposed $2.7 billion budget for 2011-12 that will provide a special focus on charter schools.

The session will be held Wednesday, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Imhotep Institute Charter School, 6201 N. 21st St. Imhotep is one of 74 charter schools operating in the city.

Michael Masch, the district's chief financial officer, will outline the proposed budget and then answer questions and respond to comments from the audience. The district which held six community meetings on the budget this month.

   - Martha Woodall

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