Legislative Concerns: Property Tax Reform

Understanding the Issues Impacting Public Education in the Commonwealth and in the Fox Chapel Area School District Part 3:  Property Tax Reform Overview: Senate Bill 76 is a bill that was first introduced in 2013-2014 in the Pennsylvania Legislature that would have authorized an increase…

Legislative Concerns: Charter Schools

Understanding the Issues Impacting Public Education in the Commonwealth and the Fox Chapel Area School District Part 2: Charter Schools Overview: Through Act 22 of 1997, the commonwealth allowed the creation of brick and mortar charter schools. In 2002, Act 88 authorized the creation of…

Legislative Concerns: PSSAs & Keystone Exams

Understanding the Issues Impacting Public Education in the Commonwealth and the Fox Chapel Area School District Part 1: PSSAs and Keystone Exams Overview: The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) exams are required by the state to be administered to students in grades three through…

DISTRICT FORUM TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING WITH STATE LEGISLATORS

The Fox Chapel Area District Forum is hosting a meeting with the district’s state legislators Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 5:30 p.m.  The meeting will be a forum discussion addressing pertinent issues facing public education.  This will be followed by the opportunity to speak one-on-one with…

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…

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