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Voter Education

As a citizen, one of the most important things you can do to influence the education of students in our district is to vote for your local School Board member.

Voter Education Campaign

Voter Education Volunteer

The Pittsburgh Public School Board makes decisions that directly impact every aspect of a child’s education from pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. School Board members are responsible for managing approximately $594.4 million in Pittsburgh tax dollars – more than the City of Pittsburgh’s budget.

How Your Vote Advances Equity and Excellence

Voting for School Board and remaining engaged with the district’s governance helps to ensure out School Board representatives focus on equity issues and making sure all students have the supports and resources to succeed. A well-informed vote for School Board is a vote:

You can personally get involved by testifying at a Public Hearing. Public Hearings are typically held the last Monday of each month. All you need to do is call the Board at (412) 529-3868 or you can read more about how to testify at Public Hearings here

The Role of the School Board

Most of what a School Board does is determined by state law. Its responsibilities are to:


Learn more about what the School Board is working on through the Board Docs portal which contains past meetings and how School Board representatives voted on resolutions. Click here.

Also, check out the Boards’ different committees here.