Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Preliminary Budget Calls for Tax Hike

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Preliminary Budget Calls for Tax Hike

Article excerpt

The Steel Valley school board has approved a $36.8 million preliminary budget for the 2018-2019 school year that will raise taxes by 0.7280 mills to 23.489 mills.

The district's general fund revenues are expected to be $34.2 million, and expenses are projected to be $36.8 million.

The deficit of $2.6 million will be paid for out of the district's general fund balance.

District Business Manager John Zenone said the tax increase was needed because of rising salaries, charter school tuition and pension costs.

According to Mr. Zenone's presentation on the budget, teaching and special education salaries alone will increase by $892,838, and administrative salaries will rise by $26,388 during the 2018-2019 school year.

The cost of Steel Valley School District's tuition for district students attending charter schools is about $4.49 million for 242 students, he said.

Pension contributions to the Pennsylvania School Employees' Retirement System also will go up during the 2018-2019 school year by $311,000 to about $4. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.