Archive for the ‘Press Coverage’ Category

Post-Gazette logo

The Save NA Schools group continued to rack up victories for school board seats.

The group’s endorsed slate of three incumbents and three newcomers swept the Republican nominations for four- and two-year terms. Incumbent Joe Greenberg was defeated on both ballots, and longtime incumbent Maureen Grosheider’s name will appear only on the Democratic ballot in November.

Candidates whose names will appear on both tickets are incumbents Kevin Mahler, Libby Blackburn and Michael Meyer and newcomer Chris Finley for four-year terms, and newcomer Suzanne Filiaggi for a two-year term. Mrs. Blackburn was elected four years ago and Mr. Mahler two years ago. Mr. Meyer was appointed to the board last year.

Newcomer Chris Disque of McCandless won a Republican nomination and longtime incumbent Mrs. Grosheider won a Democratic nomination.

To read more, click here.

 

Pittsburgh Tribune Review logo

Incumbent North Allegheny School Board member Joseph Greenberg did not make it past the May 19 primary, but the other candidates will move on to the general election in November, according to unofficial results from the Allegheny County Elections Division.

Challenger Suzanne Filiaggi received both the Democratic and Republican nominations for a two-year term and has won that seat unless there is a successful write-in campaign. She beat incumbent Maureen Grosheider, who sought only the Republican nomination for that seat.

“Transparency and accountability — that’s what we believe, and we are all humbled by the opportunity to serve as directors,” said Suzanne M. Filiaggi, 46. of Franklin Park. She was part of a slate that also included fellow challengers Christopher Disque and Christopher Finley and incumbents Libby Blackburn, Kevin Mahler and Michael C. Meyer.

To read more, click here.
Advertisements

PG logo

 

The North Allegheny school board approved a proposed budget for the 2015-16 school year that has a tax increase.

Members said, however, that they will be working before the final budget vote on June 24 to reduce or eliminate the 0.5972-mill increase. The increase would cost a homeowner with a $224,000 house an additional $133.77 per year.

To read more, click here.

logo_triblive

The North Allegheny School Board has approved $20.5 million in renovations for Marshall Middle School and Bradford Woods and Marshall elementary schools.

The work will include a new student drop-off driveway at Marshall Elementary, and installing security cameras, repairing masonry and replacing steps, sidewalks, flooring, doors and more, in addition to other work, at all three schools.

The board approved awarding $2.1 million in building renovation contracts for other schools.

To read more, click here.

A technology advisory committee has recommended that the North Allegheny School District begin a one-to-one technology initiative, starting in the 2015-16 school year. The recommendation was presented at the school board meeting on Wednesday, March 25.

To view the North Allegheny School District e-Report, click here.

To view the presentation given at the school board meeting, click here.

To read coverage from the Post Gazette, click here.

PG logo

North Allegheny school board president Chris Jacobs and vice-president Tara Fisher have changed positions.

Mr. Jacobs, who became president in December 2013, said he would not be able to attend many board meetings “in the foreseeable future” because of his work-related travel.

“It has truly been an honor to serve in this capacity,” he said.

To read more, click here.

PG logo

The school board approved the contract by a 9-0 vote Wednesday. The North Allegheny Federation of Teachers ratified it on Monday.

The five-year pact includes salary increases of approximately 2.5 percent annually, an increase in the amount members will pay for health insurance and adjustments to supplemental contracts for teachers who sponsor extracurricular activities or sponsor sports teams.

To read more, click here.

logo_triblive

The North Allegheny School District’s redistricting helped offset the demographic shifts the district has been experiencing for several years, an official said.

School administrators also presented enrollment and facilities and capital funding plan updates at a board meeting Wednesday.

To read more, click here.

——–

To view the Enrollment and Facilities Update presented to the North Allegheny School Board on November 19, 2014, click here.

To view the Capital Funding Plan and Technology Plan presented to the North Allegheny School Board on November 19, 2014, click here.