Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Votes on moving eighth grade to the high school, establishing cyber school are pulled from tonight's (Wednesday's) agenda.
Woodland Hills School Board plans to vote tonight (Wednesday) on final approval on whether to move the administrative offices to a new office building in Braddock and sell the current administration building on Greensburg Pike to Trek Development. Votes on moving eighth grade to the high school and establishing a cyber school are pulled from tonight's (Wednesday's) agenda. To see the full agenda for tonight's meeting, click here. _______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Responding to citizens, Woodland Hills School Board voted to hire an independent financial analyst to review the administration building sale/lease agreement, then failed to actually appoint someone to do the analysis.
After hearing concerns of Churchill residents over the figures used to determine the cost benefits of selling the Woodland Hills administration building and leasing office space in Braddock, the school board took action Wednesday night to hire an independent financial analyst to review the numbers. Superintendent Alan Johnson even recommended someone for the job—Pat Sable, who was the long-time chief financial officer for the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, which provides specialized educational services to Allegheny County's 42 suburban school districts and five vocational/technical schools. He cited Sable's expertise in working with school district budgets as a plus over certified public accounts who work more with the business sector. …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Forest Hills resident questions benefit to district's children if administration building is sold and offices moved to Braddock.
Thursday, January 24
Open Letter to Woodland Hills School Board: As a Forest Hills resident, district taxpayer, and parent, I urge caution to the Woodland Hills School Board with regard to the TREK proposals to relocate district administrative offices and sell district property. TREK’s proposal offers no strong financial argument and no clear benefit to the district. Leasing space (regardless of in which community) would create a new cost that will ultimately lead to higher taxes for all district residents without providing any direct benefit to most. I look to the school board to find ways to reduce district costs and thus my taxes, not to raise them. And where is the benefit to students? None of what I’ve heard about this proposal addresses how students …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Opinions are divided on whether to retain the Greensburg Pike building or sell it to a developer and move administrators to new, leased offices in Braddock.
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect the location of next week's meeting and information about residents speaking on the issue. Woodland Hills School Board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, to discuss a proposal to sell the administration building in Churchill and move district administrators to new, leased offices in Braddock. The meeting will be held in the Woodland Hills High School auditorium. To register to speak, call and/or email Tomeka Billingsley at 412-731-1300, ext. 0124 or email@example.com. This is now being billed as a special legislative meeting where the board has the ability to vote on the sale and move to Braddock. The board decided to postpone voting on the sale Wednesday night …