Pittsburgh Public Schools and Wilkinsburg School District: An Educational Partnership

The Wilkinsburg School District has announced, that due to low enrollment, it cannot provide the academic, extra-curricular and technology opportunities required to provide its students, in grades seven through twelve, the quality education they need. On August 12, 2015, the Pittsburgh Public Schools and Wilkinsburg School District announced the formation of an internal working group to explore the feasibility of a cross-district partnership. The internal team was charged with developing terms for a potential agreement for approval by each district's Board.Recommendations for the agreement considered financial and academic factors, student transition needs and any legal, financial and technical support required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. 
 
On October 28, 2015, following months of discussion and opportunities for community feedback, the Board of Directors for the Pittsburgh Public Schools approved a Letter of Intent regarding the assignment of secondary students in the Wilkinsburg School District to the Pittsburgh Public Schools for the start of the 2016-2017 school year.  Approved by the Wilkinsburg School Board on October 27, 2015, the Letter of Intent creates an educational partnership to meet the needs of Wilkinsburg's students, in grades 7-12, and assigns students to Pittsburgh Westinghouse 6-12.   The Letter of Intent  includes 18 terms that consider financial and academic factors, programs and services, transportation and student assignment.   
 
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Pittsburgh Tribune Review  4/1/16    Wilkinsburg students visit future home at Westinghouse 
 
Please see below for a list of materials related to Pittsburgh Public Schools and Wilkinsburg School District: An Educational Partnership  
 
 
  • 5/25/16 Updated FAQ

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    Pittsburgh Public Schools and Wilkinsburg School District - An Educational Partnership Frequentley Asked Questions document. 

    FAQ - An Educational Partnership.pdf 69.18 KB (Last Modified on May 25, 2016)
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  • April 5, 2016 - Wilkinsburg Partnership Update

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    Update provided as part of the Board's April 5, 2016, Education Committee Meeting.  

    PPSWSDEducation Committee Update.pdf 80.42 MB (Last Modified on May 3, 2016)
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  • Board Accepts Funds to Support Transition Activities for Wilkinsburg and Westinghouse Students

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    Pittsburgh Public Schools will receive $975,000 from the Wilkinsburg/Pittsburgh Transition Fund to support the smooth transition of Wilkinsburg and Pittsburgh Westinghouse students. The Board voted to accept the funds from the Wilkinsburg School District at its January 27th Legislative Meeting. The resolution related to this action can be found on boarddocs

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  • Board of Directors Approves Educational Partnership to Serve Wilkinsburg Secondary Students

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    On October 28, 2015, The Board of Directors approved a Letter of Intent regarding the assignment of secondary students in the Wilkinsburg School District to the Pittsburgh Public Schools for the start of the 2016-2017 school year.  

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  • October 15, 2015 Community Meeting - Follow Up Questions

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    On October 15, 2015, Pittsburgh Public Schools and Wilkinsburg School District held a community meeting at Pittsburgh Westinghouse 6-12 to discuss the proposed cross district partnership. These are the responses to questions that were not asked during meeting but provided on note takers supplied at the meeting.   

    Oct 15th Follow Up Community Questions -For Website.pdf 74.48 KB (Last Modified on October 26, 2015)
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