Monroeville charter school marks 20 years with events, including e-waste drive |

Monroeville charter school marks 20 years with events, including e-waste drive

Dillon Carr
Spectrum Charter School
Spectrum Charter School

A Monroeville charter school is celebrating its 20-year anniversary by hosting several events throughout the school year, including an electronics recycling drop-off.

Spectrum Charter School, a nonprofit at 4369 Northern Pike, will hold an e-waste drive from Oct. 21 through Nov. 9.

Items can be dropped off at Monroeville Public Library during normal business hours and at the Monroeville Lion’s Club Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 2 and 9. The farmers market is held at Monroeville Community Park West.

Accepted items include cell phones, computers, tablets, circuit boards, hard drives, modems and routers, game systems, cable boxes, servers and switches, networking equipment and uninterruptible power supply systems.

The school will hold additional events throughout the year, including a fundraiser where students will create an oversized puzzle with more than 200 pieces, and a cake auction.

Spectrum is for children aged 13-21 who have been diagnosed with autism and other cognitive disabilities.

The school, which touts itself as being the “first autism specific charter school” in the U.S., is affiliated with a number of organizations, including PA Coalition of Charter Schools, Greater Pittsburgh Non-Profit Organization and ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA. The school is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the Green Flag Award, which recognizes schools that are creating healthy and sustainable learning environments.

For more information on the school, visit its website.

Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Dillon at 412-871-2325, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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