"I do not understand the explanation given by French. PPS is in debt big time...
"Education chief slams 101 schools
Grants released for 26 institutions that applied, but most eligible ignored the funds... Edit
Local grants awarded announced on Tuesday were $1.29 million each for Highlands High School and Pittsburgh Faison PreK-8 in Homewood and $3 million for Big Beaver Falls High School... Edit..
In addition, in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, Murray, Northview, and Arsenal elementary schools and Arsenal Middle School qualified but did not apply. In the Philadelphia School District, more than 50 schools qualified but did not apply.
Jeannine French, chief of school performance for the Pittsburgh schools, said the district was "very strategic" about its applications in the second round of the funding because it wanted to ensure that it successfully manages all of the grant money received last year and this year."
Can anyone explain this juggling of funds while laying off teachers & closing schools?"