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Baldwin Township commissioners have 45 days to take action on a multi-lingual, multi-cultural charter school's conditional use request to add as many as 140 students to the Newport Drive school in the next six years.

Commissioners on Monday heard from leaders of Young Scholars of Western Pennsylvania Charter School about plans to expand the kindergarten through eighth grade school from its current 220 enrollment to 360 by 2019-20. Students attend from 17 school districts, mostly coming from Pittsburgh Public, said Melih Demirkan, president of the school's board of trustees.

About 200 students are on a waiting list, Demirkan said.

Plans are to increase parking at the school from 39 to about 75 to make way for the planned enrollment increase, said Gregory Schrock, a civil engineer with L.R. Kimball. There also are plans for new traffic patterns to create easier access for school buses.

Demirkan said school leaders will file an application with township leaders if large events are planned at the school, but the goal is to hold those types of functions elsewhere.

Stephanie Hacke is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5818 or shacke@tribweb.com.

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