Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Gateway Schools

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Gateway Schools

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The school board approved the 2018-19 school calendar. School will begin Aug. 23 for all students and will be an orientation day for kindergartners. The first day of kindergarten will be Aug. 24.

Graduation will be held May 29, and the last day for all other students will be May 31.

MCKEESPORT AREA

The school board has eliminated the two remaining librarian positions in the district.

The vote was 8-1, with board member David Donato voting no.

The district had been utilizing two "itinerant" librarians for about a year. One librarian would split time between the high school and Founders Hall Middle School and the other splitting time between Twin Rivers and Francis McClure elementary schools.

Before the vote, student Nicholas Kurta passed out a petition with more than 200 student signatures that favored retaining the librarians. …

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