Pittsburgh school board approves looking into buying August Wilson Center

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The Pittsburgh school board Wednesday night approved the formation of a committee to explore the possibility of purchasing the August Wilson Center.

The board voted 8-1 to form the ad hoc committee to brainstorm the possibility of acquiring the Downtown building, with superintendent Linda Lane and other staff members providing technical support for the committee. It will report back to the board with recommendations.

Sherry Hazuda voted against the motion.

Regina Holley said she hopes there is a way to explore the use of the building for the district and art programs.

"We can bring ourselves together, and dream big and work hard, but I'm not saying run out there and buy the building. Dream big and work hard: that means all of us," she said.

Lexi Belculfine: lbelculfine@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1878. Twitter: @LexiBelc.

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