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About 2011 Voter Education

About Our Voter Education


2011 School Board Elections

The Pittsburgh Public School Board makes decisions that directly impact every aspect of a child’s education.
School Board members are responsible for managing more that $528 million in Pittsburgh tax dollars.

But in the last two School Board elections, fewer than 11 percent of all registered voters made the effort to vote.
Now, School Board seats are up for re-election in School Board Districts 2, 4, 6 and 8.

A vote for School Board is a vote for:


Our Goals

Goal of A+ Schools: A+ Schools is an independent, non-profit community advocate for equity and excellence in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Our goal is to be a community force advancing the highest educational achievement and character development of every public school student.

Goal of the Voter Education Campaign: To provide voter registration information and candidate information to the community and challenge residents to vote in the School Board election. It is a continuation of A+ Schools’ strategy to inform, engage and mobilize families and the community to advocate for system-wide policies and practices that benefit student outcomes.


Our Plan

Utilize volunteers and partner organizations to help A+ collect pledges through canvassing, phone calls, meetings and mailings. A+ also plans to hold a candidate forum and issue a voter guide with information on how candidates plan to implement good governance principles.

 

Last Updated on March, 2014