Shuffling of students between schools has parents questioning district



CANONSBURG, Pa. - One local school district’s plan to relocate a few dozen elementary-age kids has parents baffled.

Parents of students in first through fifth grade at South Central Elementary in Canonsburg are questioning the moves.

Nikki Pawlos is one of about 50 parents whose kids will start next year in a different building.

“We ran the numbers and we just don’t think it’s a significant change enough to warrant the move,” Pawlos said.

Administrators told Channel 11’s Cara Sapida that students will be sent to five different elementary schools due to over-crowding.

Some students will move from Borland Manor Elementary to South Central Elementary. Some will move from Cecil Elementary to Hills Hendersonville. And some will move from Muse Elementary to Cecil Elementary.

“We don’t understand. Why move 33 out just to move 10 in? You are looking at moving 43 children to open up 23 seats,” Pawlos said.

The superintendent told Sapida the district is planning for the future, saying Canon Mac has enrolled 800 new students in the last 10 years -- a trend they believe will continue in the next 10 years.