Chartiers Valley aims to improve student services
By Megan Guza
Published: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Chartiers Valley School District leaders hope that a new agreement with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services will help the district provide better services to students.
Of the nearly 30,000 residents living within district boundaries, nearly 4 percent are involved with at least one human service — including students, officials said.
“On a district-wide level, for example, they would be able to tell us, ‘You have a lot of students accessing the mental health system — a percentage higher than other schools,'” Superintendent Brian White said.
Information on individual cases cannot, by law, be shared by the county.
The board last week approved a memorandum of understanding with the county human services department that will allow the two to share information regarding the district's population. The collaboration can help guide the programs that the district offers, White said.
“This might help us decide to put a social worker in the school or not put a social worker in the school,” he said. “It might help us decide whether to have counselors in the district and how to use them. Part of it is trying to collaborate to be more efficient.”
In other business, school board on Sept. 24 approved a proposal from Staley's Communications for the first phase of a three-phase communications system project.
The project is a replacement plan for the district's handheld radios, which are used by campus safety, school resource officers and principals.
The proposal includes 25 Motorola radios and the installation of a new antenna and repeaters at the high school and intermediate schools. The proposed cost of Phase I is $26,118.
Megan Guza is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5810 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Carnegie skatepark construction heats up like the weather
- Carlynton, Chartiers Valley reaffirm security in wake of FR school stabbings