Computer Curriculum, Hardware Discussed at Technology Forum

The Fox Chapel Area District Forum held its meeting on February 14 to present an overview of the use and incorporation of technology into the curriculum in grades K-12.  Approximately 60 parents, residents, school board members and school and district staff attended. Megan Cicconi, Director of Instructional and Innovative Leadership…

Proposal sent back to drawing board

At this time, the Senate has decided that additional work is needed on the Property Tax Independence proposal. District Forum would like to thank Senators Vulakovich and Fontana for hearing the concerns of their constituents.

Post Gazette Reports on District Forum Meeting

Read about District Forum’s Tuesday meeting and a meeting held in Peters on Monday. Post Gazette: Proposal to change school funding rapped http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2017/02/03/Proposal-to-change-school-funding-in-Fox-Chapel-rapped/stories/201702030052  

More Information on Time Sensitivity of School Funding Issue

Last night’s meeting focused on the tax and funding implications that passage of legislation like SB 76 could have on education funding in the state. Although SB 76 was voted down (by a single vote) in the prior legislative session, in a memorandum dated January 5, 2017, eight senators indicated…

Parents Pack Room to Learn about Possible Legislation

The Fox Chapel Area School District Forum held an emergency public meeting last night to discuss proposed legislation known as Property Tax Independence.  More than 200 parents, residents, school board members and school district staff turned out to learn how this legislation, if implemented, would impact our school district. Dr. Gene…

Questions Span Redistricting to Recent Property Purchases at Public Event

Since redistricting isn’t in the cards, will the planned renovations in the elementary schools, specifically O’hara, aim to equalize class size amongst all of the schools? Also, will it reduce overall overcrowding as populations increase? Once we start creating magnet/immersion programs, we lose the neighborhood school feel that we moved…

Second forum event showcased renovation plans & showed off newly remodeled HS

FCASD facilities and buildings were discussed at the second District Forum event on Tuesday, November 15.  More than 50 school district staff, school board members, parents and residents turned out to learn about current maintenance and construction projects taking place in all district schools. Daniel Breitkreutz, director of ancillary services, gave…

TribLIVE highlights November 15th Event

DF Vice President Susan Buchman discusses the upcoming District Forum event on Buildings and Facilities in this week’s TribLIVE. All FCASD community members are welcome to attend the event which starts promptly at 9 a.m. in the High School LGI room located by the Athletic Office Entrance (look for the fox statue).  We…

November 15: Facilities & Buildings Update, Tour Renovated High School

Join us for our next PUBLIC EVENT on Tuesday, November 15th at 9 am LGI room at the High School Come learn more about FACILITIES & BUILDINGS in the Fox Chapel Area School District. Speakers include Daniel Breitkreutz, director of ancillary services, responsible for the management of the maintenance and custodial…