Latrobe voters to get budget insight
By Joe Napsha
Published: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Voters in the Greater Latrobe School District will have a chance to learn about the district's preliminary budget for the 2013-2014 school year before the May 21 primary in which four candidates are seeking the Democratic and Republican nominations for four-year terms on the board.
The school board during its May 14 meeting to discuss the agenda will review the budget for the upcoming school year, Susan Mains, board president, said during the meeting Tuesday.
The current school budget of $48.4 million required a 1.5-mill take hike, raising the total real estate taxes to 76.0 mills. That budget was approved last June.
School directors on Tuesday decided to delay their regular monthly meeting from May 21, the day of the primary, to 7:30 p.m. May 28. The board last week had decided to hold both its agenda meeting and regular monthly meeting on May 14, but Mains said directors decided having a budget discussion and a condensed meeting would result in a very long meeting.
In their bids for re-election, three board members are seeking the nominations of both parties in the May primary: Kathryn Elder, Rhonda A. Laughlin and William A. Palmer Jr. A fourth board member whose term expires this year, Dr. David A. Moffa, is not seeking another term.
Greg Fumea of Unity, who is running for the board in the primary, said he was hoping the budget discussion would be held before the primary.
In other business, the board accepted the resignations of six teachers, two school nurses, and a guidance counselor.
All of the resignations take effect before the beginning of the new school year.
An assistant football coach, Robert Jury, resigned as of March 20.
Joe Napsha is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-836-5252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Southwest Caucus hears from Dems running for governor at Delmont event
- Latrobe couple accused of using car trunk to end son’s fear of the dark
- Police say student made Greensburg Salem bomb threat
- South Greensburg bugler still playing ‘Taps,’ but few others continue tradition
- Grant funds boost Westmoreland recreation projects
- County takes lead on Monsour demolition
- Fire displaces families in Irwin
- Greensburg man remains hospitalized after crash
- Scrapbooking class set at Alverton church
- Greater Mt. Pleasant landlords group’s dinner to benefit apartment fire victims
- Scottdale Historical Society plans Christmas House Tour