Rosslyn Farms' appeal to switch districts denied again
The state Department of Education last Friday dismissed an appeal from a group of Rosslyn Farms residents seeking to leave the Carlynton School District and join Chartiers Valley.
The appeal upholds the department's original 2013 decision.
“I'm happy to hear it, but it's no surprise,” said Carlynton school board President David Roussos. “It was clear from the department's initial ruling that (the resident group's) claims had no merit, and the appeal decision sustained that.”
A group of residents originally petitioned the state in July 2011 to secede from the Carlynton School District and join Chartiers Valley. Deputy secretary of education Carolyn Dumaresq issued the denial May 30. The denial cited a need to keep both districts contiguous — all municipalities in the district connect. A secession of Rosslyn Farms would leave both Carlynton and Chartiers Valley non-contiguous.
The denial also cited a lack of significant different in the academics and curricula at the two schools.
Anthony Mengine, attorney for the Rosslyn Farms petitioners, could not be reached for comment.
Megan Guza is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5810 or email@example.com.
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