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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 $522 million in Pittsburgh tax dollars – more than the City of Pittsburgh’s budget.
How Your Vote Advances Equity and Excellence
A vote for School Board is a vote:
Taxpayers’ investment in schools
School Board accountability
The Role of the School Board
Most of what a School Board does is determined by state law. Its responsibilities are to:
Hire and evaluate the superintendent;
Determine the local tax rate that city residents pay to support schools;
Oversee the district’s budget — funded through property taxes paid by city homeowners, half of the wage tax paid by people who work in Pittsburgh, the school tax paid by city residents, state and federal funds, and private foundation grants.; and
Set and monitor policies that dictate how the district operates, including buying and selling school property, determining school openings and closings, determining feeder patterns for schools, approving curriculum and textbooks, ensuring resources are distributed equitably across schools, approving staff changes in the district, approving student transportation plans and field trips, and approving all consultants and contractors that work with the district.
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1 in 5Number of registered voters casting votes for School Boardin last election$522 millionBudget controlled by School Board(larger than entire city budget!)5 in 2013Number of School Board seats up for reelection
Interactive Map of School Board Districts
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