The Daily Numbers for Monday, Feb. 27

The Daily Numbers: 5 years, how long it’s been since the recommendation of a blue ribbon panel that both Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast high schools be closed.

8,850 basic tuition for a year at the schools.

800 kids who attend the two schools.

5 public hearings on their budget being held by Rose Tree Media School District in conjunction with Penn Project for Civic Engagement.

3.5 percent tax hike included in preliminary spending plan for next year.

47,000 dollars raised for Coopertown Elementary School playground in Haverford.

317 homes now being considered for the Crebilly Farm on Route 926 in Westtown. That’s down from the original plan of 397 homes on the 322-acre farm.

100 gravestones toppled in vandalism incident at Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia.

80 languages spoken at Upper Darby High School.

1,000 people who gathered at memorial service Sunday for retailer Al Boscov.

61, age of actor Bill Paxton, who starred in ‘Apollo 13’ and ‘Titanic.’ He died from complications after surgery.

97, age of TV’s Judge Wapner, who also died this weekend.

1.9 cent per gallon dip in price of gas at the pumps last week.

2.49 average price in Philly region.

60.2 cents a gallon higher than one year ago.

8.4 cents per gallon lower that a month ago.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.

Well, it certainly looks like the Sixers season is over. Flyers going nowhere fast. Bring on baseball.

I Don’t Get It: Still trying to get my head around that flub of the Best Picture announcement last night. Steve Harvey is the happiest man in America today.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to everyone at Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast High Schools, still going strong 5 years after the archdiocese wanted to shut them down.

Quote Box: “I’m not in favor of anything that affects students. I’m willing to pay higher taxes to support them.”

- person at Saturday session on Rose Tree Media School District budget.