We are told that at last night's Public Hearing there was unified, articulate, often impassioned testimony from about 15 people for the purpose of WAITING ONE YEAR before closing ROONEY and moving forward with reorganization of North Side Schools. There were also a few requests for rethinking Hill District decisions particularly the closing of VANN.
Two common themes in the testimony before the Board and Administration dealt with the following:
1) Improving education and creating quality schools in PPS as the way to stop flight from Pittsburgh Public Schools to other regions, charters, parochial, and private schools;
2) Soliciting input and listening to parent and community perspectives/solutions PRIOR to making decisions.