City Solicitor George Specter stopped short of saying the arrangement complied with the city code. Trading old billboards for new "has a long history going back a number of years," he said. "And quite frankly, I'm still trying to unravel most of it."
He said he'll be able to produce a legal opinion in a few weeks. (P-G, Rich Lord)
Wow. A stumper!
"This is a process that actually began under Mayor Tom Murphy's administration, continued through Mayor O'Connor and then obviously now in my administration," [Ravenstahl] said.
Mr. Roosevelt, who in October proposed closing Schenley, said that new data warrant another look at whether the building can be saved. The board last night said it wants the superintendent to make a recommendation on the building in May. (P-G, Eleanor Chute)
What new data? Really, it's very interesting.
Long story short, either way the band is breaking up for at least a couple of years.
The 174 students now in the robotics technology magnet at Pittsburgh Schenley will be included in the move to Reizenstein in Shadyside, but their magnet courses will be given at Pittsburgh Peabody High School in East Liberty.
Incoming ninth-graders in the magnet will be assigned to Peabody. Instead of moving with the Schenley group, students entering the ninth grade in the international studies program this fall will be assigned to Pittsburgh Frick, which now serves grades six through eight in an international studies magnet.
The board also agreed to open University Prep 6-12 at the Milliones building in the Hill District this fall, starting with ninth-graders who previously would have been assigned to Schenley as their feeder pattern. This new school is not expected to be temporary.
Other grades will be phased in. The following year, grades six to eight will be added.
Everybody got that?
If the building that housed Schenley High School is to be saved, will anything like it still be preserved? Will it continue to be governed by the liberal egalitarian underpinnings that make up its DNA?
That is, will they continue to be Spartans? Will we choose to enhance or strengthen its legacy with more modern ideas?
Or will it all become a monument to something else entirely?
Four Pittsburgh Public Works supervisors collected more than $26,400 in overtime pay they weren't entitled to in 2006 and 2007, city records show. (Trib, Jeremy Boren)
One set of problems at a time, Pittsburgh.