Pittsburgh Public Schools are in session with changes

Pittsburgh Public Schools start the 2016-2017 school year today. Over 25,000 students throughout the Pittsburgh Public School District end their summer and return to school, but do so with several key changes.

Some notable changes include:

  • Principals can no longer use informal suspensions.
  • Code of conduct for the school band has been updated. There will be now be 3 strikes, not 2.
  • The opioid drug overdose antidote naloxone in all 6-12 and 9-12 schools.
  • There is a transgender bathroom policy.
  • Parents now have a username and password to update their child’s information. Parents will be able to check grades, attendance, and discipline record.

These changes come with the inclusion of former Wilkinsburg students at Westinghouse Academy. Our coverage of this story can be viewed here: Westinghouse Academy prepares for Wilkinsburg students.

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