South Allegheny budget expected to hold line on taxes
South Allegheny School District gave preliminary approval for a $22.6 million budget that will hold the line on taxes.
“I'm pleased to say we will have no tax increase for the 2014-15 year,” treasurer Dino DeFelice said as the board cast a unanimous vote on Wednesday evening.
The $22,686,131 spending plan, which keeps the current property tax rate of 17.24 mills, must remain on display within the district's administrative offices for a minimum of 20 days, Solicitor George Gobel said. Final approval is expected on June 18 at 7 p.m.
Superintendent Wayne Gdovic said he is happy to have a budget that allows for increased district resources, despite what he views as a lack of state funding with approximately 66 percent of South Allegheny's budget covered by the Department of Education.
“I'm pleased that we've been able to put some things back into education,” Gdovic said of technology improvements and staffing.
“We've done this even at a time when the state's budget hasn't been very supportive of our district. We haven't seen an increase in years.”
Jennifer R. Vertullo is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1956, or email@example.com.
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