Posts Tagged ‘North Allegheny’

The North Allegheny School Board held its annual reorganization meeting on Wednesday night.  Chris Jacobs was re-elected President and Tara Fisher was re-elected Vice President.

The Board also took action on three new initiatives– a Budget and Finance Committee, a Citizens Advisory Committee, and an Information Technology Report.

1. The newly formed Budget and Finance Committee, comprised of three Board Members, will work with the Administration to gather information and make recommendations related to the budget and other financial matters.

2. The newly organized Citizens Advisory Committee, comprised of community members, Board members, and administrators, will address a variety of important issues facing the District.

3. The newly established Information Technology Report, prepared by District administrators, will be included in the Board folder to highlight the measures the District is undertaking in the area of technology.

To read more about the developments from Wednesday night’s meeting, please click here.

 

Advertisements

PG logo

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

To read more, click here.

——-

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

PG logo

The North Allegheny School District is revamping its proposed policy on background checks for parents who volunteer in the schools.

School board President Chris Jacobs said Aug. 27 that the district will seek more community feedback on the policy, which had been scheduled for a vote that evening.

To read more, click here.
——————————
The proposed policy is included below.
volunteer policy

 

PG logo

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

To read more, click here.

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

To read more, click here.

PG logo

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.

To read more, click here.

Since September of 2012, Save NA Schools has advocated redistricting in order to create more equity across all elementary schools and better utilization of “excess capacity” in some buildings.  Balancing enrollment is critical to reducing class size- which has been a central focus of this group.

On March 15, 2013, Save NA Schools stated that balancing enrollment would allow the district to

  1. keep class size within the district’s guidelines
  2. adequately administer elementary programs (music, ESAP, GOAL)
  3. reasonably accommodate future growth

Many members of the North Allegheny community, including parents from HES, IES, MCK, MES and PES,  spoke in support of the redistricting proposal for those reasons.  On Wednesday, February 19, the North Allegheny School Board voted 7-2 to balance enrollment across all of the district’s buildings– making the 16-month community campaign to “save class size” a success.

The redistricting plan incorporated the top two requests from the community:  1.) move the fewest number of students, and 2.) grandfather current 4th and 7th grade students.

——

PG logo

The North Allegheny School Board Wednesday approved redistricting students for the next school year. The plan moves fewer than 200 elementary students and allows for current fourth- and seventh-graders to stay in their current schools. It was introduced by the administration last month to take into account comments from residents about three previous plans

To read more, click here.