Pittsburgh Public Schools approves training expenses for school board candidates

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The four new Pittsburgh Public School board candidates who won in the spring primary and are on the November ballot have been busy learning more about the district.

Tonight the school board approved expenses of up to $1,450 for training from the Pennsylvania School Boards Association for one day of the three days of orientation the potential members are getting this week. There was no additional cost for the other two days of training provided by district staff.

The four who are likely to join the board in December are Sylvia Wilson in District 1, Terry Kennedy in District 5, Cynthia Ann Falls in District 7 and Carolyn Klug in District 9.

All four were sitting in the audience at the meeting and frequently attend board meetings and events.

"I'm impressed at your commitment thus far to Pittsburgh Public Schools," board member Mark Brentley Sr. said.

Also winning in the spring primary was incumbent Thomas Sumpter in District 3.

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


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