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Elementary school project approved in Carnegie

| Friday, February 18, 2011 12:00 a.m

A new elementary school will be built in Carnegie.

Despite appeals from Crafton and Carnegie residents asking Carlynton School District officials to save their neighborhood buildings, school directors voted, 5-4, on Thursday night to shut down the two elementary schools.

President Thomas Brown, Patricia Schirripa, Ronald McCartney, Thomas DiPietro and Sandra Hughan voted in favor; Sharon Wilson, Nyra Schell, Betsy Tassaro and Ray Walkowiak voted against.

The option was one of 10 alternatives for renovation and construction outlined last year in a feasibility study prepared by L. Robert Kimball & Associates.

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