Pittsburgh legislation offers free child care for city employees

Pittsburgh legislation offers free child care for city employees

In an effort to make childcare more accessible, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and City Councilman Dan Gilman have sponsored legislation that would provide free child care to city employees on days that Pittsburgh Public Schools are closed but city offices remain open.  


“Data shows that family-friendly workplace policies reduce costly turnover and boost productivity,” said Gilman, who plans to introduce the legislation at Tuesday’s regular City Council meeting. “By offering at-work child care to our employees, the City is investing in its employees and ensuring that we continue to provide a high level of service to the residents of Pittsburgh.”  

Monday, December 4, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
New Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent lays out his transition plan

New Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent lays out his transition plan

Dr. Anthony Hamlet, the new superintendent of the Pittsburgh Public Schools, announced his 90-day transition plan Tuesday to the Pittsburgh Public Schools Board of Directors. 

In a presentation to the board’s education committee, Dr. Hamlet outlined his district-wide goals, timeline, and a five-year strategic plan. 

“The 90-Day plan is a critical first step toward developing a Five-Year Strategic Plan with transparency, two-way communication, defined strategic initiatives, and a clear vision to make this district one of the best in the nation,” he said. 
Thursday, August 11, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Councilwoman Rudiak hosts briefing on early childhood education in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak (District 4) held a post agenda briefing on early childhood education and the needs of childcare providers in the city on Tuesday.
 
The briefing outlined the current state of early childhood education in Pittsburgh, along with the findings of a childcare needs assessment that was part of legislation created by the City Council Women’s Caucus in 2014.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Public Schools Board passes nondiscrimination transgender policy

Pittsburgh Public Schools Board passes nondiscrimination transgender policy

The Pittsburgh Public Schools Board approved a new policy for transgender and gender expansive students Wednesday evening during a legislative meeting. 

 

The policy would allow students to be referred to by a name and gender pronoun that they identify with, to choose which bathroom or locker room to use, how to dress and which sports to play based on the gender with which they identify. 

Thursday, June 23, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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