Thursday, January 10, 2008

Pgh Public Schools -- next board meeting on Sunday

Mark -

I have just learned that PPS has a Board meeting on Sunday at 2 PM - that's right - Sunday. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss Excel 9-12. The meeting will be in the Board Committee room. I think they are planning for a long meeting that would go all afternoon and into the evening.

Its not on their website yet, but I confirmed this with Robin Wenger in the Board office. I know you are posting these things so I thought you would want to know about it.


Carey Harris
A+ Schools


Mark Rauterkus said...

One problem with excel for 9-12 is that it really is about 6-12 and beyond to college with the Pgh Promise.

If they only had a focus of high school -- I'd be much more satisfied. The move to put middle schoolers into high schools is NUTS.

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