Duquesne middle schoolers pick next year's buildings
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Seventh and eighth grade students in the Duquesne City School District made their selections as to which district they want to attend in the fall, with 43 choosing West Mifflin Area and 13 choosing East Allegheny.
Another 24 students did not return any selection card, according to Sarah McCluan, a spokeswoman for the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, which handles communications for the Duquesne district. She said another reminder will go out to families about making the selection.
The state has announced plans to send Duquesne's seventh- and eighth-grade students to the neighboring districts on a tuition basis in the same way Duquesne high school students have attended the districts since 2007, when Duquesne High School was closed.
However, for the plan to become final, the state Legislature must approve additional funds to Duquesne and lift the current caps on the number of Duquesne students who can attend West Mifflin and East Allegheny. West Mifflin school directors have threatened to go to court to stop the transfer of Duquesne students if more tuition money is not allocated. West Mifflin receives $9,800 per Duquesne student but says its per pupil expenses are between $13,000 and $14,000.
First Published June 5, 2012 12:00 am