PTO/District Info

General Information on Key Topics

The district is sharing this information so that parents/guardians can get a better understanding of what is happening in the Fox Chapel Area School District.


Latest Meetings on YouTube

Over the last several months the district has hosted and put on its YouTube Channel meetings of interest to the public. Additional videos can be found on the district's YouTube Channel by clicking here.

School Board Regular Business Meeting – June 10, 2019

Click below to view the video from the June 10, 2019, School Board regular business meeting.

•Click below to view the video from the June 3, 2019, School Board agenda study session.

•Click below to view the video from the May 6, 2019, School Board combined agenda study session and regular business meeting.


Start Times for Students

As residents may be aware, the school district was asked to explore later start times for high school students.

Click below to see an update that was given to the Board on school start times and the district's comprehensive plan from the Hill Group.

Click below to view the notes from a site-based meeting held April 23, 2019.

Click below to download the presentation that district administrators made to School Board members as part of the Committee of the Whole meeting September 10, 2018.

Please click below to watch the School Board Committee of the Whole Meeting and the School Board meeting from September 10, 2018.

Click below to see an email blast pertaining to start times that was sent to all parents/guardians on September 5. 

The high school PTO shared some facts regarding healthy sleep for adolescents at its meeting on September 5. Click below to see these shared facts.

Below you will find the results of a study that was conducted in the spring of 2018 by an independent party related to the impact that a later start time would have on district busing.


Mental Health Awareness

Click here for a list of valuable resources.

Additionally, a social media program for parents and guardians was held May 22, 2019. Below is a list of resources for parents related to the seminar.

The email list sign-up link for presenter Ryan Klingensmith from Touch the Sky:

Downloadable resources:

The pledge for youth to take:

Tech trained therapists:

The Facebook page:



Mental Health Services and the FCASD - April 8, 2019

Click below to view a presentation given at the April 9 School Board meeting on Mental Health Services and the FCASD.


District Staffing Presentation – March 11, 2019

Click below to view a presentation on district staffing given at the March 11, 2019, School Board regular business meeting.


Special Education Plan Report

Please click below to view the district's special education plan report.


Ability Awareness & Special Education

District staff members made a presentation to District Forum on Ability Awareness and Special Education in the FCASD. Click below to view the presentation.

Page 6 of the presentation is a video. Click here to watch.


Student Academic Outcomes Presentation – October 8, 2018

Please click below to see the Student Academic Outcomes presentation for the October 8, 2018, School Board regular business meeting.


2019-2020 Final Budget

Click below to view the 2019-2020 Final Budget.

Click below to view the PDE document of the budget.

*Please note that no comments or questions were received between the time of the proposed final budget and the final budget adoption, so an FAQ was not created/posted. Information about the proposed final budget was also included in the summer IN Fox Chapel Area Magazine that is mailed to residents. Any questions about the budget can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Class Size Presentation – September 2018

Some members of the district administration made a presentation on class size at the Monday, September 10, 2018, School Board meeting. Click below for a pdf of their PowerPoint presentation and some average class size reports.

PowerPoint Presentation

Elementary Average Class Size Report
DMS Average Class Size Report
High School Average Class Size Report

School Safety

Here is a great video summary of some of the school district's new safety initiatives:
Safety Updates - 2018-2019 Video

The school district hosted a meeting on school safety on September 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the LGI room at the high school. You can watch it by clicking here:

Click below to see the PowerPoint presentation from the September 25 safety meeting.

Click below for information on the Ruvna digital safety app that the district will be using.

Click below for information on the Raptor visitor management system that the district will be using.

Click below to read the story on school safety from the district's summer 2018 magazine.


Eureka Math

Click below to view a handout on Eureka Math from August 2018.

Click below to view a presentation on Eureka Math from the District Forum meeting in November 2017.


District PTOs Facebook Pages & Websites

Our district PTOs have Facebook pages and websites. Please use these resources to learn more about what's going on in our schools.

Fairview Elementary School PTO

Hartwood Elementary PTO

Kerr Elementary School PTO

O'Hara Elementary PTO

Dorseyville Middle School PTO

Fox Chapel Area High School PTO