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Board Watch

"Board Watch volunteers attend every school board meeting, grading members on good-governance practices and reminding them that the public has high expectations." - Education Week

Download Board Watch education committee reporting form here.Sign up to be a Board Watch Observer today!

Board Watch is a grassroots effort involving volunteers who are trained to observe
Pittsburgh Public School Board meetings.  
Our volunteers are informed citizens
serving as independent observers and evaluators of the School Board’s governance.  All Board Watch volunteers must live within the city of Pittsburgh.

How Board Watch Advances Equity and Excellence

Board Watch Report Card

Every time students in Pittsburgh Public Schools receive a report card, the Board does too.

Click here to review our latest Board Watch Report Card and for an archive of past recommendations to the Board.

Our Volunteers

Volunteers are residents of the City of Pittsburgh who are trained by A+ Schools so they understand how School Boards work and recognize good governance practices. Each Board Watch observer attends school board meetings and completes an individual report after each meeting. The report includes notes on the behaviors observed and a scaled survey indicating the level of observed good governance practices. Responses are calculated for each meeting and translated into a grade for each of the five indicators of good governance.

Volunteer Forms

Download Board Watch agenda review and legislative committee reporting form here.

Download Board Watch education committee reporting form here.

Our Successes

Learn more about Board Watch.