Closures have little impact on Gateway calendars
Some school officials in Monroeville and Pitcairn were forced to tweak the school calendar this month due to sub-freezing temperatures, while others had nothing to worry about.
Record breaking lows shut down Gateway School District, North American Martyrs and St. Bernadette on Jan. 7. Propel Pitcairn was closed Jan. 7 and Jan. 8.
Gateway officials scheduled a Feb. 14 make-up day, which originally was scheduled as an in service day, district spokeswoman Cara Zanella said this week. As of Monday, administrators at North American Martyrs had yet to settle on a make-up day.
The calendar for Propel Pitcairn included more school days than needed, in case of weather-related cancellations, so a make-up day is not necessary, school officials said Monday.
St. Bernadette school closed for one day this month, but had one emergency day on the calendar, so no changes were necessary.
Kyle Lawson is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8755, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 â 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.