On Monday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. at its Oakland administration building, the Pittsburgh Public School Board will host a public forum to debate moving students in Morrow K-5 into the Rooney 6-8 building–both of which are located in Brighton Heights–and reassigning current Rooney students to other middle schools.

Based on a report by consulting group DeJong Inc. released last month, the school board is planning to move current Rooney 6-8 students to either Allegheny 6-8, Schiller 6-8 or Pittsburgh Classical Academy. Current Morrow students would then move into the Rooney building, which would become a K-8 school.

Anyone who wishes to address the board at the public hearing must first register with the Office of the Superintendent of Schools by calling 412-622-3600 by noon, Monday, Dec. 21.

Those not in attendance may also submit written testimony to the board by sending it to publichearing@pghboe.net or by fax at 412-622-3624. All testimonies must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 21.

The public meeting will be held at the administration building, located at 341 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland in conference room A.

Past stories on this issue:

Students, Parents react to possible school closings (Nov. 17)

Several Northside schools high on consultant’s list of recommended closures (Nov. 12)