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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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After months of study and meetings with parent groups, administrators in the North Allegheny School District thought they had found the perfect compromise for a policy to require criminal clearances for volunteers.

However, all that is changing because of Act 153, which was signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett in late October. The law mandates updated clearances for all school employees and volunteers every 36 months

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To view the proposed North Allegheny School District Clearance Policy, as presented to the School Board on November 12, click here.

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Michael Meyer was appointed Wednesday to an open seat on the North Allegheny school board.

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The North Allegheny School Board on Wednesday accepted the resignation of member Ralph Pagone, who had served for more than eight years.

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The North Allegheny school board Wednesday approved a final budget without a tax increase.

The board voted 6-3 in favor of the $139.5 million budget that holds the tax rate at 17.4039 mills.

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The North Allegheny School Board approved a policy Wednesday that sets limits on elementary class sizes.

According to the policy, the administration will set the number of sections according to how many students are enrolled 30 days before the first day of school.

No more than 24 students can be in kindergarten through second grade, 27 students in third grade and 29 students in fourth and fifth grades.

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The North Allegheny School Board approved a proposed final budget Wednesday that does not raise taxes, but seeks to fund repairs to three buildings by a bond issue.

The district is looking at $8 million in renovations to Bradford Woods Elementary, $11.6 million to Marshall Elementary; and $14.9 million to Marshall Middle School, according to a 2012 study. All were built or last renovated in the early 1990s.

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North Allegheny school directors who were elected on the platform of elementary class size made good on a campaign promise. They have proposed a method to determine the number of sections of each elementary grade.

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