Budget Update March 11, 2019: At the March 11 School Board Discussion meeting, Business Director Rob Geletko and Dr. Tim Steinhauer presented the base budget, which is the starting point for all budget discussions. As the process continues, these initial numbers are refined as more information becomes available from internal district discussions and later when we receive budget funding information from the state.
The budget for the 2019-2020 school year will be developed over the next few months until approval at the end of May. We invite the public to attend meetings where the budget will be discussed to share their input. A list of meeting dates and times are available on the banner to the right.
All School Board budget discussions will be taped for broadcast and will be posted online and archived on this page.
Budget Update January 22, 2019: At the January 22, 2019 School Board meeting the Board approved the Accelerated Budget Opt Out Resolution which makes the following unconditional certifications:
1. The school district’s various tax levies and other revenue sources will be sufficient to balance the school district final budget for the next fiscal year (2019-2020) based on maintaining current tax rates or increasing tax rates by an amount less than or equal to the Act 1 index applicable to the school district as calculated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. This conclusion is based on the school district preliminary budget or other information available to the School Board.
2. The applicable index for the next fiscal year is 2.3% and the School Board will not for the next fiscal year increase the rate of its real estate tax, or any other tax for the support of public education, by an amount that exceeds the applicable index.
3. The School Board has to date and in the future will comply with the rules set forth in School Code § 687 for adoption of the school district proposed and final budgets for the next fiscal year.
4. The School Board understands that the school district will not be eligible to use Act 1 referendum exceptions for the next fiscal year.