February 26, 2018

PPS Strike: Info for Families

The Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers (PFT) plans to strike this Friday, March 2, 2018. Listed below is information to assist families with finding child care options, food assistance, and continued mental health services for their children.

Child Care

To assist with locating child care options during the strike, here are a list of FAQs. Parents should complete the Parent/Caregiver Survey to help the district understand the needs of their child. To date, several community partners have stepped up to ensure safe spaces for students during the strike.

School telephone lines will be redirected to the PPS Parent Hotline. Families can receive support each day between the hours of 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM at (412) 529-HELP (4357).

Food Assistance

To locate food service options, visit any of these locations.

Mental Health Services

Student services staff will stay in close contact with community providers to ensure students requiring mental health services can continue receiving those services. School leaders will be available to support students who arrive to school unaware of the required closure due to the teacher’s strike. If you need immediate assistance, please call The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania 2-1-1 hotline for support.

Thanks to our partners at A+ Schools for providing this list of resources!

Read more about the strike in this release issued by PFT on February 26.

Overhead view of pre-school students coloring.