Baldwin-Whitehall School District officials balance budget
By Brittany Goncar
Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 7:08 p.m.
Baldwin-Whitehall residents can expect a millage reduction for 2013-14, but that does not necessarily mean their taxes will follow suit.
As of June 5, the district's real estate tax is expected to decrease from 24.3 mills to 19.61 mills. The number is set to stay the same as the budget must be submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education by July 15.
“The reassessments readjusted the millage for us,” said Mark Cherpak, the district's business manager. “It doesn't mean taxes will go down. It depends on their individual reassessment.”
The school district will be able to preserve its savings and still balance this year's budget with the help of a 3.5-percent increase in state subsidies coming to about $240,000 and a 20- to 25-percent increase in earned income tax revenue, which will bring the school district an additional $600,000 to $800,000, officials said.
The school board was set to vote on the finalized budget of $60.3 million on Wednesday, after the South Hills Record's deadline.
An additional meeting is scheduled for June 19 at 7 p.m., but it is designated to tie up loose ends unrelated to the budget because there will be no school board meetings in July.
Brittany Goncar is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5803 or email@example.com.
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