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North Allegheny may adjust school boundaries to ease overcrowding

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Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, 1:03 p.m.
 

The North Allegheny School District plans to redraw school boundaries to offset current and potential overcrowding in several elementary and middle schools, administrators said.

The district will analyze data, including new housing starts, and conduct parent focus group meetings for the next several months, said Roger Botti, director of transportation and operations.

No recommendations have been made, but a final plan that would take effect in the 2014-15 school year should be cost-effective and avoid reassigning more students than necessary, said Robert J. Scherrer, assistant superintendent of K-12 education.

“Our core business is student learning,” he said at a school board meeting on Wednesday. The board could vote on a plan in February.

The district has redrawn school boundaries three times since the early 1990s.

Focus-group meetings will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Ingomar Elementary School; Nov. 7 at Peebles Elementary School (for parents of students at Peebles and Hosack Elementary School; Nov. 11 at Ingomar Middle School (for parents of all middle school students); Nov. 14 at Franklin Elementary School; Dec. 3 at McKnight Elementary School; and Dec. 9 at Marshall Elementary School (for parents of students at Marshall and Bradford Woods Elementary School).

Tory N. Parrish is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.

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