Parents, Teachers Rally Outside City Council Meeting

By Kelly Bayliss
|  Thursday, Jun 12, 2014  |  Updated 3:03 PM EDT
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WATCH: City Council Tries to Tackle Budget Woes

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Parents and students will rally outside a city council meeting where inside, Philadelphia School District leaders and the council will be discussing ways to get schools the funding they need.

The purpose of the rally is to warn Philly government of what classrooms could look like if the district doesn't receive the more than $440 million it needs a year to be fully functioning.

Parents will use life-size cut-outs of children, according to a press release sent out by the Public Citizens for Children and Youth.

Meanwhile, inside city council chambers, one of the main issues being discussed is whether or not lottery revenue will go to school district to help with the budget crisis.

An ordinance to further authorization of imposing a tax on the use or occupancy of school district-owned real estate will also be on the table.

The meeting starts at 10 a.m.

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