Pittsburgh Public Schools postpones discussion of envisioning plan

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At its education committee meeting tonight, the board of Pittsburgh Public Schools postponed its discussion on the district's envisioning plan.

After the board discussed student attendance, board president Sharene Shealey said the group had run out of time to discuss envisioning, which is a major strategic planning effort by the district. A meeting will be scheduled at a later date.

The district is spending $2.4 million, using foundation money, to pay for consultants to help it develop a plan that will tackle both academic and financial challenges.

At an advisory group meeting last month, a first draft was presented that called for unnamed elementary school closings, fewer magnet programs and the creation of an international-themed elementary school in the North/Central region. The school board has not yet publicly discussed the draft.

Another session for board members to talk about the envisioning process is expected to be scheduled.

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Education writer Eleanor Chute: echute@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1955.


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