Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

SCHOOL NEWS [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

SCHOOL NEWS [Derived Headline]

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Carlynton

School directors approved a five-year contract with Laidlaw Education Services last week to provide transportation services.

The contract will secure Laidlaw services for transportation through 2010 and includes day-to-day transportation services to and from the schools, athletic trips for all sporting events, field trips and special passenger charter trips.

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The Pupil Services Department of the Carlynton School District will initiate a support group for parents of children with special needs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow in the high school cafeteria.

The purpose of the group will be to support, inform and train parents regarding matters that deal with children who have special needs or disabilities, whether physical or emotional.

Questions regarding the support group can be directed to Adrienne Lancaster, coordinator of pupil services, 412-429-8400, ext. 110, or parent Jeanine Schultz, 412-937-1719.

Chartiers Valley

Board members approved additional planning documents for the anticipated $30 million districtwide expansion/improvement plan that will affect all buildings.

Architect Thomas Durkin, of Valentour English Bodnar, said bid specifications would be prepared for next month, with bid awards to be made in late April or May. Work is expected to begin this summer and end in 2006. Superintendent Bernard Sulkowski, who, along with Koch and Assistant Superintendent Katherine Gori, was attending his last public board meeting, said he thought the building project was on target.

"Let's get this project done in 11/2 years," he said.

The board presented plaques to administrators Koch, Gori and Sulkowski, all of whom will retire Monday.

"This wasn't in the budget," Koch joked.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

Best Buy has awarded a $2,500 te@ch award to Our Lady of The Sacred Heart High School in Moon for integrating interactive technology into the curriculum.

The funds will be used to upgrade the school art program with the addition of a multimedia projector, two digital cameras and a high- quality photo printer.

Best Buy started te@ch in October 2003 to reward schools that "creatively integrate interactive technology into their curricula. …

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