Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Pennsylvania Treasury's Bureau of Unclaimed Property lists local organizations and businesses with money due them—and there might be some out there for you, too.
Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars in unclaimed property, including abandoned bank accounts, forgotten stocks, uncashed checks, certificates of deposit, life insurance policies, safe deposit box contents and recovered stolen property. Most of this unclaimed property is owed to individual residents. (Read below to find out how to search for yourself or for a relative). However, there are a number of municipalities, school districts, fire and police departments, civic groups, and other organizations that also have money waiting for them. The state website identifies the property as either "under $100" or "over $100" and the source of the property. A quick (and by no means complete) search of the state's …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The website is designed to be easier to navigate, and has new tools to help keep parents informed.
Pittsburgh Public Schools this week launched a new website, with an easier-to-use navigation design and more user-friendly features to help keep parents and other informed. School officials said the website was re-designed with families and community members in mind. "As we work toward our goal of becoming a district of first choice, we know we must continually improve the way we communicate with our families and those considering sending their children to the Pittsburgh Public Schools," said Superintendent Linda Lane, in a statement released by the district. "Our hope is that families find our new site a resourceful, easy to navigate one-stop shop for information about the District." One of the site's new features is a tool called …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The district's Board of Directors approved a new contract with Lane, effective through June, 2016.
Linda S. Lane will retain her position as superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools for another three years. The district's Board of Directors this month entered into a new three-year agreement with Lane, effective through June 2016. “As we continue to evolve into a district of first choice for families, I am privileged to have been leading the Pittsburgh Public Schools in such a time of change,” Lane said in a statement released last week. “I am honored to continue to serve the students and families of Pittsburgh, a place I now call home.” Superintendent Lane has elected to keep her compensation at $200,000, effective Jan. 1, 2013, despite earning increases totaling $20,000 authorized by the Board over the past two years. Under the …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Parents can register children for kindergarten in Pittsburgh Public Schools now through Feb. 15.
Brookline parents—is your child ready to start kindergarten at Brookline Elementary or another neighborhood school? If your child turns 5 years old by Sept. 30, 2013, you can take part in kindergarten registration for Pittsburgh Public Schools, now through Feb. 15. Registration forms are available at neighborhood schools. To determine the assigned school or information needed to enroll, parents are asked to contact the Parent Hotline at 412-622-7920 or see the kindergarten registration page on the Pittsburgh Public Schools website. Parents are asked to bring the following to the school where they register: If students are already registered for a kindergarten magnet school and have been accepted, they do not need to register. Students who …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Due to bad weather, local school districts have cancelled activities Friday evening.
Due to bad weather conditions, the Keystone Oaks School District and Pittsburgh Public Schools have cancelled evening activities for Friday, Jan. 25. Saturday detention at Pittsburgh Public Schools also has been cancelled. Information is available on the Keystone Oaks School District website, and the Pittsburgh Public Schools website. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more information, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Monday, January 21, 2013
The Keystone Oaks and Pittsburgh Public school districts have two-hour delays tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 22.
Due to below-freezing temperatures and harsh winter weather conditions, both the Keystone Oaks School District and the Pittsburgh Public School District will operate on two-hour delay schedules, tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 22. The Keystone Oaks School District will operate with a modified kindergarten schedule tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 22. Click here to follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Last week, the board adopted its 2013 budget, but the millage rate won't be set until its Jan. 23 meeting.
The Pittsburgh Board of Public Education adopted the district's $521.8 million general fund budget for 2013 last week, but will wait to set the millage rate until its Jan. 23 meeting. Earlier this month, the district recommended the board set a tax rate that would raise property tax revenue, after 11 years of no increase, to create a reserve fund to cover the cost of real estate appeals. On Dec. 10, Allegheny County Common Pleas Court Judge R. Stanton Wettick provided an extension to the county’s reassessment timeline and the district’s timeline for setting the millage rate and homestead exemption from gaming revenues. The board is anticipated to vote on the millage and homestead exemption at its Jan. 23 legislative meeting. The 2013 …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Pittsburgh Brashear was the setting for a new reality television show this past week, and filming wrapped up with a concert Sunday night.
When Langley High School closed last year, and the former Langley students became Brashear students, the merger was tough for both sides. The schools organized activities to make the integration easier, but perhaps nothing worked quite like the ambitious project of a television crew that set up camp in the school to film a new reality series. For the past week, USA Networks filmed part of a reality television show at Pittsburgh Brashear High School. The new series focuses on starting choirs, and filming wrapped on Sunday with a concert. For more information about the series, check out this article. The concert showcased a newly-formed show choir, featuring Brashear students and a talent they only recently discovered they had. “There’s a …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The community is invited to support Pittsburgh Brashear by attending a choir performance Sunday to wrap up filming of a new USA Networks television series.
Today, Sunday, Dec. 16, the public is invited to take part in the final day of filming for a USA Networks television series at Pittsburgh Brashear High School. USA Networks has spent the past week filming part of a reality television series at Brashear, and the community is invited to attend a choir concert on Sunday that will wrap up filming. For details about the show and what the students have been up to, click here. If you're attending the concert tonight, here's what you need to know: Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Friday, December 14, 2012
The community is invited to support the school by attending a choir performance Sunday to wrap up filming.
There’s music in the halls of Pittsburgh Brashear High School, and soon the nation will get to hear it. USA Networks has spent the past week filming part of a reality television series at Brashear, and the community is invited to attend a choir concert on Sunday that will wrap up filming. "This is going to be an opportunity for the students to be involved in a program that shows what they’ve been working on," said Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman Ebony Pugh. "They really look forward to sharing this moment with the community." The name of the series is not being released until its premiere this spring, but series host Gareth Malone said the concept is similar to that of a program he started in his hometown of London, U.K. “The premise…