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No tax increase expected in Kiski Area

Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
 

Kiski Area School District likely will not increase property taxes this year, but the numbers are not final.

According to David Anderson, chair of the finance committee, revenues for next school year are expected to come in around $51 million.

Projected expenses of almost $55 million may leave the district dipping into its $5.8 million fund balance for an extra $3.6 million to make up the difference.

The increase in projected expenses, officials said, stems from wages and benefits, special education costs and transportation.

Though he said no tax increase is projected, if the board did opt for an increase, the most it can raise taxes without special permission from the state is 2.9 percent, or 2.4 mills.

For the average homeowner in Westmoreland County, Anderson said, that would represent a $39 increase. In Armstrong, it would be about $27.

The school district, Anderson said, is also waiting on a $617,000 Ready to Learn grant from the state. The grant hasn't been awarded yet. Officials didn't know when they would know about the grant.

The school board's next budget meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 5 in the school's Large Group Instruction Room at the high school.

Julie E. Martin is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.

 

 
 


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