The Pittsburgh Public Schools board tonight approved a motion calling for the football team at Pittsburgh Westinghouse 6-12 in Homewood to become an associate member of District 7 of the WPIAL in 2014-15.
The vote for the football team to leave the City League was 7-2, with board members Floyd McCrea and Thomas Sumpter opposed.
According to information provided with the motion, the Westinghouse football team has averaged just 23 players over the past three years, compared to 50 at other City League schools.
Some board members said they favored the motion because the coaches sought it.
Mr. Sumpter said he was concerned about the move's potential impact. "It may start the demise of City League," he said.
If accepted by the WPIAL, the team would have to stay in the WPIAL for two years, school officials said.
Education writer Eleanor Chute: email@example.com or 412-263-1955.