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 a recap of the construction that has taken place at the high school the past two years. He then discussed construction and renovations at Dorseyville Middle School and each of the four elementary schools. Dr. Freeman, superintendent, discussed how the district prioritized construction projects and the approval process used by the district, construction costs and the ramifications to taxes plus real estate benefits to having updated facilities. Dr. Freeman noted that the district is exploring the possibility of developing a language immersion program as one solution to rebalancing the district elementary schools, but said no plans have been approved at this time. He stated that redistricting is an unpopular option that is not being considered by FCASD to address elementary building space constraints.
Dr. McCommons, assistant superintendent, and Michael Hower, senior lead principal at Fox Chapel Area High School, led attendees on a tour of the newly renovated high school. The meeting reconvened for a Q and A session with Dr. Freeman and Dr. McCommons.
Full minutes will be posted to this site soon.
The next public event topic is Computer Science and Technology in the district. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, in the Large Group Instruction Room of the High School (use the rear entrance by the fox statue).