Proposed Carlynton School District budget includes tax hike
Carlynton school directors voted Monday night to approve a preliminary budget that includes an increase in the property-tax rate.
The proposed budget sets the 2014-15 millage at 19.604, a little more than half a mill more than the current 19.089 rate.
The board approved the $27.97 million spending plan with an 8-0 vote. School director Antriece Hart was absent.
The budget includes $24 million in revenue. The district will use about $3.9 million of its $6.2 million reserves to fill the deficit.
“This may change; this may not change,” board President David Roussos said.
The budget is down from $32.3 in 2013-2014, where $7 million was set aside for remodeling at both Crafton and Carnegie elementary schools.
The 0.515-of-a-mill increase is below the 2.7-percent increase of 0.5214 of a mill that would be allowed under Pennsylvania law.
A taxpayer with a home assessed at $100,000 would pay approximately $1,960 with the proposed millage, about $52 more than the current bill.
The district must advertise the preliminary budget for at least 30 days prior to adopting it. The board will vote on the final budget at 7:30 p.m. June 23 in the high school library.
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