Since September of 2012, Save NA Schools has advocated redistricting in order to create more equity across all elementary schools and better utilization of “excess capacity” in some buildings.  Balancing enrollment is critical to reducing class size- which has been a central focus of this group.

On March 15, 2013, Save NA Schools stated that balancing enrollment would allow the district to

  1. keep class size within the district’s guidelines
  2. adequately administer elementary programs (music, ESAP, GOAL)
  3. reasonably accommodate future growth

Many members of the North Allegheny community, including parents from HES, IES, MCK, MES and PES,  spoke in support of the redistricting proposal for those reasons.  On Wednesday, February 19, the North Allegheny School Board voted 7-2 to balance enrollment across all of the district’s buildings– making the 16-month community campaign to “save class size” a success.

The redistricting plan incorporated the top two requests from the community:  1.) move the fewest number of students, and 2.) grandfather current 4th and 7th grade students.

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The North Allegheny School Board Wednesday approved redistricting students for the next school year. The plan moves fewer than 200 elementary students and allows for current fourth- and seventh-graders to stay in their current schools. It was introduced by the administration last month to take into account comments from residents about three previous plans

To read more, click here.

SaveNASchools encourages residents to attend the school board meeting on Wednesday, February 19 at 7pm in the auditorium of Ingomar Middle School.  The school board will vote on the administration’s final recommended redistricting scenario.

Residents interested in registering to speak may do so by contacting School Board Secretary Rose Mary Ryan at rryan@northallegheny.org or 412-369-5437.

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North Allegheny redistricting plan unveiled

Critics say the district’s new redistricting plan will not do enough to balance enrollment among the affected schools.

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No IB for NA: Program’s cost and high student achievement end pursuit

North Allegheny is no longer investigating the International Baccalaureate program.

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North Allegheny school directors will vote Feb. 19 on the administration’s fourth and final redistricting plan that would move fewer than 200 elementary students and allow current fourth- and seventh-grade students to stay where they are.

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The North Allegheny’s School District’s fourth redistricting scenario, which was formed in response to opposition from parents, is also drawing opposition.

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SaveNASchools encourages residents to attend the school board meeting on Wednesday, January 22 at 7pm.  This is the last board meeting before the February 19th vote to accept the administration’s redistricting plan.  Residents interested in registering to speak may do so by contacting School Board Secretary Rose Mary Ryan at rryan@northallegheny.org or 412-369-5437.

At the January 15th meeting, the administration presented the School Board with a recommended redistricting scenario.  The presentation is now available on the district’s web site.  You may also click here or on the link below to access the presentation.

NASD Presentation

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The North Allegheny School District’s final redistricting plan moves fewer than 200 elementary students and allows current fourth- and seventh-grade students to stay in their current schools.

The plan, which was presented to the school board at its work session Wednesday, also keeps the Franklintowne neighborhood at Ingomar Elementary and the Spring Ridge neighborhood at Franklin Elementary. Residents of those plans pleaded with the district to let them stay in their current schools.

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