| Neighborhoods

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Imagine seeks to keep modular classrooms

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Monday, May 13, 2013, 8:00 p.m.

Officials from the Imagine Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship postponed on Monday an appearance before Penn Hills Municipal Council requesting permission to keep modular classrooms on their Penn School Road campus.

Council granted unanimous approval last June to a temporary expansion at the school: six temporary modular classroom trailers in order to house third graders as part of a conditional-use agreement. Imagine's long-term plan was to serve kindergarten through second grade in 2011-12, and add one grade level each year as the inaugural class of students moves up.

One of the conditions council placed on Imagine was that the trailers must be removed no later than 30 days after the end of the school year. Imagine's final school day for students is June 14, however council announced that school officials will return at next month's meeting, which takes place four days earlier, on June 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building (12245 Frankstown Road).

Imagine and its subsidiary, Schoolhouse Finance LLC, received a zoning variance in 2012 allowing them to use space in the Parkway East Professional Center off of Frankstown Road as additional classroom space if necessary, according to Imagine Regional Director Mubuso Zamchiya.

Patrick Varine is an editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7845 or

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Penn Hills

  1. Historic Morrow house in Penn Hills up for sale