Holy Family Institute to open Penn Hills school
Penn Hills Council voted unanimously on July 15 to grant conditional use approval for Holy Family Institute to establish a school at 100 Mulberry Lane.
The site is a former public school, and also has served as a location for Trinity Christian Academy.
Holy Family Institute is proposing a six-classroom school to serve about 70 students with a variety of learning disabilities.
Holy Family officials have worked with the Penn Hills School District since 2001 through Linton Middle School's BEST School. The institute provided teachers, aides, assistants and a school counselor for three classrooms.
Holy Family Institute will lease the building from current owners Buy Direct Mail Inc., and the school will operate during the same hours as the Penn Hills School District. In other matters:
• Council voted unanimously to appoint resident Joseph Tamburrino to a five-year term on the Penn Hills Zoning Hearing Board. The term will run through Dec. 13, 2018.
Council also appointed Joseph Opsitnick to the municipal traffic safety committee, and Jerry Chiappinelli, Liza King and Leo Schrantz to the planning commission.
• Council voted unanimously to award a $75,000 bid to Apollo-based Sports and Recreation Associates for renovations to the basketball court at the Penn Hills Multi-Purpose Center on Lincoln Road.
The project includes paving, striping, fencing, hoops, goals and nets as well as an asphalt accessibility ramp.
Patrick Varine is an editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7845 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.
- Healing touch: Shadyside jewelry designer undertakes project to help artisans in Guatemala
- Recent early retirements in NFL could be trend — or simply a coincidence
- Music festivals say ‘no’ to fans’ selfie sticks
- Body pulled from river in Charleroi
- NFL coaches weigh in on Polamalu’s legacy
- Campus clippings: Ailing back doesn’t slow Allegheny’s Killian
- Pirates’ outfield may have few defensive peers
- Pirates notebook: Locke the choice to be 5th starter
- FBI agent, 2 others sentenced in contractor kickback scheme in Utah
- Driver airlifted after truck slams into utility pole in Sewickley Township
- Man shot in Hill District