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Valley News Dispatch

No tax hike planned for Apollo-Ridge School District

Mary Ann Thomas
| Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 9:21 a.m.

The Apollo-Ridge School District's preliminary budget for 2018-19 of $25.2 million has no tax hike.

The school is expected to approve the preliminary budge during their May 21 meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Apollo-Ridge High School Community board room, Route 56, Kiski Township.

The budget will be available at the district office for public inspection until final approval on at the board's June 25th meeting.

The current budget approved last year dropped school real estate taxes for residents in Apollo, North Apollo and Kiski Township by almost 1 percent.

Indiana County property owners in Young Township saw their real estate tax rate rise from 14.9 mills to 15.4 mills — a little more than 3 percent increase for the budget passed last year.

The school district credits a team effort of good stewardship among staff, administration, the board of directors and community for keeping the budget in line, according to a statement from Cris Kostiuk, an administrative assistant with the district.

Mary Ann Thomas is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-226-4691, mthomas@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MaThomas_Trib.

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