Penn Hills school board will take final budget vote on June 27
By Patrick Varine
Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 11:21 a.m.
A vote on the Penn Hills School District's final 2013-14 budget will take place June 27, at a 7 p.m. meeting at Linton Middle School.
Concrete budget numbers are still up in the air after a proposal to furlough teachers resulted in a 4-4 tie vote at the school board's May 30 meeting. Board member Donald Kuhn was not present.
The furloughs represented a significant portion of the cuts used to balance next year's budget. District officials made cuts to bring down what was originally a $5 million deficit.
At the school board finance committee's Monday-night meeting, business director Richard Liberto said the only way to make up the cost of the furloughs — about $1.7 million — would be to restructure more of the district's debt service. Liberto's original proposal was to push about $2.3 million forward to future payments. If the teacher furloughs do not pass, he said that number would need to be around $4 million.
Finance committee chairman and school board member Joe Bailey said the teacher furloughs will be back on the agenda at the June 27 meeting, which will take place at the middle school, located at 250 Aster Street.
Patrick Varine is an editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7845 or email@example.com.
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