Report: #1353641

Complaint Review: Gateway School District

  • Submitted: Thu, February 02, 2017
  • Updated: Thu, February 02, 2017
  • Reported By: On Behalf of all Parents — Pittsburgh Pennsylvania United States of America
  • Gateway School District
    9000 Gateway Campus Boulevard,
    Monroeville, Pennsylvania

Gateway School District Superintendent William Short Bill Short Inhumane, Compassionless, and an outright disgrace to education Monroeville Pennsylvania

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There are no words to describe the pitiful Inhumane decision made by Gateway School District, School Board Members, and most especially Superintendent Mr. William Short or Bill Short. , I don't live in Gateway and truthfully it does not matter. I am angry when I hear of situations where someone or a group of people show no compassion and are blatantly remorseless for their action.  That is William Short and the members of Gateway School District.  

From the Pittsburgh Tribune Review:

When Gateway first-grader Kamdyn Biddle's father died in September, her mother wanted her to remain at Cleveland Steward Elementary School.

After all, Katy Biddle concluded, her daughter had made friends there and was meeting daily with a guidance counselor. The death of Kamdyn's father from a brain disease was traumatic enough for the girl; Biddle wanted to keep her daily school routine normal.

But Biddle went to stay with family in Murrysville, as it was difficult to remain in the Monroeville home where her husband died and she needed help caring for her 9-month-old twins.

The Gateway School Board, however, ruled last week that Kamdyn can no longer attend Steward.

Here is a list of School Board Members.


Scott Williams - President
Budget & Finance Committee  - Board as a whole     (President presides)
Intergovernmental Committee
Forbes Road (Liaison)
Valerie Warning - Vice President
Chair - Athletic Committee
Buildings & Grounds Committee
Curriculum & Technology Committee
Chair - Intergovernmental Committee
Policy Committee
Sunrise School (Alternate Liaison)
Stephanie Byrne
Chair - Curriculum & Technology Committee
Sunrise School (Liaison)
Mary Beth Cirucci
Curriculum & Technology Committee
Negotiations Committee
Chair - Safety Committee
George Lapcevich
Athletic Committee
Buildings & Grounds Committee
Intergovernmental Committee
Athletic Committee
Negotiations Committee
Steve O'Donnell
Chair - Buildings & Grounds Committee
Forbes Road (Alternate Liaison)
John Ritter
Legislative Liaison

This is all the fault of one William Short, Superintendent. Who on his welcome page of Gateway School District's Website says, "We are dedicated to providing an education that not only meets the academic needs of the students, but also considers their physical, emotional, and social development."  Short, Really used the word emotional, but decided to kick a 1st grader out of school who just watched her dad die of a Brain Disease. Reason, because her mother, who still owns the home the district, pays taxes (Mr Shor't Salary), but was commuting her daughter from a residence outside his district because she can't be in the home her husband died in for now. It takes a real heartless individual to think this is ok on any planet. And if his unsympathetic decision was not bad enough, the cold–blooded members of the school board upheld this disgraceful Act.  You all should be ashamed of yourself and you all should be fired. 

Also from the Tribune Review

Board member Stephanie Byrne, though, said the policy defines residency as “where you lay your head at night.” She said others have been turned away after attempting to keep their children in the schools after moving out of the district.

“Letting (Kamdyn) stay after we didn't let others is unfair and goes against policy. If you don't lay your head here, you're not a resident,” she said.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, “Acceptable documents to establish residency include a deed, a lease, utility bills, vehicle registration, driver's license or Dept. of Transportation identification card.”

And it adds: “The district should be flexible and reasonable as to what is required.”

William, Obviously you do not know what flexible and reasonable is, you heartless jerk.

I hope everyone who reads this is will see the names of these people and remember not to elect them.

Finally, to Mr. William Short, You should be humiliated with your decision, leave education now so that other children, teachers and the community are not associated with or influenced by you. You misrepresent all education stands for!


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