Archive for September, 2013

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
North Allegheny’s five-year plan to get vote

Residents of the North Allegheny School District will be able to see what the district has planned for the next five years.

The district’s proposed new comprehensive plan will be available for public inspection online. The school board heard an update of its new plan from administrators Sept. 18 and is scheduled to vote on the plan Nov. 20.

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North Allegheny to redistrict students for 2014-15 school year

The North Allegheny School District will redistrict elementary and middle students next spring for the 2014-15 school year.

The redistricting, the third in 20 years, will relieve overcrowding in Franklin Elementary and Ingomar Middle School, and will balance class sizes in the three elementary schools in McCandless.

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New records, released by the district under the Right-to-Know Law, show that the three elementary schools with the most growth over the past year were:

–Peebles (+15 students)

–Hosack (+20 students)

–McKnight (+25 students)

The net growth at Hosack, Peebles, and McKnight was 60 students—which is higher than the 52 student net growth across all 7 elementary schools.

2013 third day enrollment

North Allegheny Patch

The community group “Save NA Schools” says the most recent enrollment numbers, obtained under the “right to know” law, confirm what it campaigned more than a year for; closing an elementary school in the North Allegheny School District would lead to larger class sizes.

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Based on the district’s records, obtained under the Right-to-Know Law, increased enrollment at the elementary level resulted in 10 additional elementary sections this year.

In 2012, the district started the school year with 145 elementary sections. This year, the district started the school year with 155 elementary sections.

This verifies what hundreds of residents across the district have stated—

  1. elementary enrollment is not declining, and
  2. empty classrooms came from operating classes above the district’s class size guidelines

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Leaders of the Save NA Schools citizens group said the decision by North Allegheny school board officers not to schedule a vote on closing Peebles Elementary School in McCandless was the right one.

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