School Governance

EDSYS Inc. is a 501(c)(3) established in 2002 that conducts business under the name City Charter High School.

Governance & Accountability

Annually, City High produces reports for the Board of Trustees and general public. Ongoing board minutes and resolutions will be published on this page. At the end of the school year, the school’s annual report, report card and financial audit are attached to this year’s governance yearbook.

Charter School Facts



City Charter High School is governed by our Board of Trustees publicly accountable to the fiscal and educational ethics of our school. We comply with the PA Ethics Act and the PA Sunshine Law and file an annual Statement of Financial Interest form.


City High is accountable to ALL state and federal regulations associated with education, schools and the use of taxpayer dollars. We produce annual reports for the Board and the general public.


City High is directly accountable to Pittsburgh Public Schools and the PA Department of Education, who have the authority to renew or revoke our charter every 5 years.


City High is an independent 501(c)(3) tuition-free public charter high school, operated under the non-profit company EDSYS, Inc. Our financials are audited by the CPA firm Maher Duessel every year.


City High is a full-inclusion school, is non-discriminatory in its enrollment and has no selection criteria or requirements for 9th grade admissions.

Board of Trustees

City High has 9 board meetings a year. These occur on the on the third Wednesday of every month (except April, August and December). Meetings are held at 5:30 -7:30 P.M. on the first floor of the school and are open the public. Alan Shuckrow, Esq. and Kathryn Clark, Esq. are City Charter High School’s Solicitors and Theresa Dillon, Business Manager, is the Board Secretary. The current board members are listed below. Every year, in February, a parent representative is elected to the Board of Trustees. Parents interested in serving on the Board should contact Dr. Dara Ware Allen at 412-690-2489. 

City Charter High School

Mr. David J. Lehman, Esq.


March 2020– 2023

Mr. William Stayduhar


March 2020 – 2023

Ms. Michelle Betts

Board Member/Parent Representative

July 2021-June 2024

Cara Ciminillo

Board Member

October 2021-September 2024

Dr. Tom Ralston

Board Member

October 2022 – September 2025

Dr. Nico Slate

Board Member

October 2022 – September 2025

Dr. Cynthia Tananis

Board Member

March 2021 – 2024

Ms. Theresa Dillon



Ms. Kathryn Clark, Esq. and
Mr. Alan Shuckrow, Esq.    



Charter Application & Board Documents