Baldwin-Whitehall District policy cited in denial of Duquesne students
By Laura Van Wert
Published: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Baldwin-Whitehall is the most recent school district to deny voluntarily accepting students in grades kindergarten through six from the Duquesne School District.
Superintendent Randal Lutz said on March 6 that the district submitted a letter to Duquesne School District officials stating that Baldwin-Whitehall is unable to accept students for a tuition payment of $8,000 per student because it is against district policy.
Duquesne School District's recovery plan includes disbursing 350 students to 11 districts within a 10-mile radius.
District officials released a draft of the 2013-14 school calendar. Proposed are starting the 2013-14 school year on Sept. 3; graduation, June 10, 2014; and building in six two-hour delay days throughout the year for clerical work and professional development. The school board must vote to approve a final calendar.
The Baldwin-Whitehall School Board also approved the hiring of John Wolicki as interim principal at Baldwin High School for a salary of $350 per day, for no more than 45 days.
Wolicki, of Latrobe, is filling in for principal Kevin O'Toole, who took a leave of absence in January for the spring semester, citing personal reasons.
The school board also approved the hiring of Ann Bisignani, of School House Consultants, for consulting services at Baldwin High School at a cost of $300 per day during a 30-day period; and Otto Graf, an education consultant, for $2,500 through June 2013.
Laura Van Wert is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5814 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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