Concerned residents: Register to speak!

Posted: January 15, 2013 in Take Action
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North Allegheny has released details of the Wednesday, January 30, 2013 hearing.

“The North Allegheny School District Board of Directors will conduct a public hearing on the question of whether or not to permanently close Peebles Elementary School, 8625 Peebles Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. The Hearing will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., in the Carson Middle School Auditorium, 200 Hillvue Lane, Pittsburgh, PA 15237-5391.”

To register to speak at the hearing,  you simply need to email Rose Mary Ryan, Board Secretary, at and state, “I would like to register to speak at the public hearing on January 30th.  Please confirm receipt.”  This will meet the requirement of a “formal written request.”  You will have 5 minutes to make your statement and no questions will be asked of you.

You must register before noon on Tuesday, January 29, 2013.

Please note: if you have addressed the school board in the past, none of your prior comments are included in the public record for the hearing.  To have your comments be part of the public record for closing the school, you must speak at the Public Hearing.  You do not have to come up with a new topic, a new subject, or even new words– please feel free to use notes or content from your past statements.

This is not about saving “one” school, its about saving “all seven” of the district’s elementary schools and preserving the successful elementary education model North Allegheny has used for the past several years.

  1. Pam Hook says:

    I find the arrogance of the NA school board to be reprehensible. But, it is so much like our representation in Congress that none of us should be surprised, only angered. It is business as usual with those elected seemingly forgetting why they ran for the position, and focusing only on their narrow view of how to best benefit themselves.

    Have any of the community members done research on the process necessary to recall those members of the board who refuse to do what they have been elected to do? They are meant to serve the taxpayers throughout the district. Not just those taxpayers who are neighbors of Ms. Grosheider.

    Just like many members of the US Congress, it appears as though Ms. Grosheider has determined to parlay her position on the board to best serve herself. Rather than looking at how to maintain all of the elementary schools in the district , as the citizens of NA have clearly signalled, she seems determined to throw Peebles under the proverbial bus in order to maintain her neighborhood elementary school.

    I have to ask again…what is the process to recall a board member?

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