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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.
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PITTSBURGH PUBLIC SCHOOLS at a Glance
- 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%