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2017 School Board Primary Results:


Thanks to all of the volunteers and partners who have helped the Vote School Board First Coalition reach thousands of Pittsburgh voters! With your help we were able to:

  • Register High School Seniors to vote!
  • Knocked on over 2,500 Doors!
  • Over 10,000 Copies of Candidate Guides Distributed to Voters!
  • Less than a 5% difference on those that cast a ballot and voted for School Board in Districts 3, 5, and 9!
  • Had volunteers at 61 Polling Places Handing Out Candidates Guides!
  • Check out more info about the work of the Vote School Board First Coalition here
  • Read more about the election results here

Being a School Board member is one of the most important elected positions in Pittsburgh. School Board members in Pittsburgh are responsible for enacting policies that govern the district as well as enacting a budget that is larger than the city’s operating budget. On May 16, 2017 voters will vote in the primary elections for Districts 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9. You can help make sure voters are informed about the upcoming School Board elections by signing up to volunteer today and talking with your friends and neighbors.

  • Pittsburgh Public Schools’ budget is $594.4 million this year, larger than the city of Pittsburgh’s operating budget

  • Only 1 in 5 registered voters casts votes for school board

  • 47% of Pittsburgh third graders were reading at grade level in 2016

School board members are elected volunteers who set property tax rates, negotiate the work rules and pay for all school staff, and hire key school administrators. They play a vital role in our community. 

Vote School Board First!

Click here to find out if you live in District 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9.


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  • Total Enrollment: 24,652
  • 2017 General Fund Budget: $594.4 million
  • African American Students: 52%
  • White Students: 33%
  • Multi-Ethnic Students: 8%
  • Asian Students: 3%
  • Hispanic Students: 3% 


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