Superintendent Remains Committed to Developing Future Furlough Process That Puts Kids First
PITTSBURGH July 25, 2012 – Like school districts across the country and Commonwealth, Pittsburgh Public Schools continues to reshape the way it delivers education. In October 2011, the District released a plan that amends its Educational Delivery Model by gaining efficiencies from course reductions, class size adjustments, and staff reductions in a way that continues academic progress while addressing the District’s fiscal challenges. At this evening’s Legislative Meeting the Board took final action on this plan resulting in the furlough of 280 employees. Among those furloughed tonight were 190 teachers and other professionals represented by the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers (PFT). While the total number of position reductions for the 2012-13 school year is approximately 500, tonight’s furloughs were minimized through attrition. (more…)
” Many cities are experimenting with a new approach that combines academics and recreation. The programs essentially replace millions of kids’ long summer breaks with a new form of hybrid schooling.
•Pittsburgh, whose “Summer Dreamers Academy” has used federal stimulus funding to target middle-schoolers. “
Rising senior in Pittsburgh Obama , Erik Rauterkus, PA Youth Governor, recently given props at the PPS Board Meeting, gave a 30 minute interview on KDKA Radio following their return from the Congress of North America.Erik is also helping in this summer with PPS Summer Dreamers and the Swim and Water Polo Camp at U-Prep.