At the August Frankford Civic meeting, one of the items on the agenda was a zoning variance to allow the Mastery Charter School Smedley campus to expand by adding a new gymnasium and four new classrooms. Joe Ferguson, Chief Operating Officer of Mastery Schools and Brian McLaughlin, Principal of Smedley made the presentation to the Civic. The plan is to fill in the area of the building at the rear with the gym on the bottom and to add four new classrooms at the top. The plan also will add an elevator for students with disabilities and air conditioning for the building. Mastery noted when the took over the building that it needed extensive improvements.
The Civic voted unanimously to support the variance.