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Please be aware that Maureen Grosheider or her supporters are trying to confuse voters with election signs from the 2007 school board election. These signs are appearing across the District.

The 2007 signs list Grosheider’s name with four other candidates—THESE OTHER CANDIDATES ARE NOT ON THE 2015 BALLOT.

2007 Election sign

Please remember to vote for a team of candidates committed to moving NA forward.

On November 3, vote Blackburn, Disque, Filiaggi, Finley, Mahler, McClure, and Meyer!

 

Two years ago, a bipartisan group of NA residents came together to advocate for change on the North Allegheny School Board.   At that time, most of the school board members had been on the Board for over a decade, including Maureen Grosheider–who has been on the Board for 2 decades.
 
Under Grosheider’s Leadership, NA lacked a long-term strategic plan:
  1. The Board raised taxes for 3 years in a row (2010, 2011, and 2012).
  2. Inaccurate projections led to the recommendation to close an elementary school–the District projected an $8 million deficit, but ended the year with a $5 million surplus and an increase in elementary enrollment.
  3. Elementary classes operated above class size guidelines (11 sections were above the guidelines at the start of the 2012-13 school year).
  4. Classroom technology fell behind comparator districts (including Hampton and North Hills).
  5. The District was not compliant with Board Policy #4125–which requires that the District maintain a Citizen’s Advisory Committee to provide feedback on important District matters.
As a result of these issues, the district-wide movement to Save NA Schools took hold and 3 new members were elected to the NA School Board.  After the 2013 election, board members chose new board leadership and began the process of moving NA forward.
 
Under New Board Leadershipthe following changes have occurred:
 
  1. A new Budget and Finance Committee, comprised of 3 Board Members, was created to help prioritize District expenditures and develop a long-term plan with respect to fiscal management and tax increases.
  2. A new Technology Advisory Committee, comprised of teachers, parents, and taxpayers, was created to provide a variety of stakeholders with the opportunity to develop recommendations around advancing classroom technology. 
  3. A new Elementary Class Size Policy was created to provide guidelines for determining the number of elementary sections at the start of the year.
  4. A new Alternative Revenue Initiative was created for soliciting “payments in lieu of taxes” from large, non-profit organizations that reside in the District and benefit from the NA brand.  
  5. A new Citizen’s Advisory Committee was reinstated to give NA constituents the opportunity to provide feedback on important District matters.
 
As you can see, many positive changes have occurred under new board leadership.  We believe it’s important to keep that momentum going.  
 
Vote FILIAGGI, FINLEY, MAHLER, MEYER, DISQUE, & BLACKBURN on May 19th to Move NA Forward!

Watch the new candidate video by clicking here or on the link below.

For more information on the candidates, their platform, and the May 19 election, please go to the following link: www.moveNAforward.com

 

pic_Chris DisqueChris Disque grew up in Mt. Lebanon and graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School. He has a Bachelors Degree and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.  Mr. Disque is an IT Manager and Financial Planning and Reporting Application Developer at Kadmon Pharmaceuticals in Marshall Township. He has been an IT professional for 16 years and has worked across the US and Europe on various system implementations.

Mr. Disque and his wife, Kim, moved to McCandless 6 years ago.  Together they have 2 students at Peebles Elementary School; Evelyn, 9, is in third grade, and Max, 6, is in kindergarten.  Mr. Disque coaches with the North Allegheny Soccer Club and Little Penguins Learn to Play Hockey programs.

Mr. Disque believes that North Allegheny needs to enhance the annual budget process to better meet the financial needs of the district.  His experience in solving complex financial planning problems enable him to help the board build more accurate financial forecasts, which significantly increase efficiency.  In addition, his work on large system implementations will provide insights and understanding related to project management.  Mr. Disque’s goal is to ensure North Allegheny’s success, now and in the future.

Mr. Disque is running for a four year seat.

For more information on the candidates and their platform, please click on the following link: www.moveNAforward.com