Fox Chapel Area taxes expected to hold steady
Fox Chapel Area School District residents are not likely to see a tax increase in 2019-20 after the board approved a proposed budget on May 6.
The $103 million spending plan is expected to be approved during a final vote on June 10.
Property taxes would remain the same, at 19.57 mills.
The owner of a home assessed at $200,000 will again pay $3,914 in school taxes.
Expenses for the coming school year are projected at $514,477 more than this year. It’s a 0.5 percent increase.
Bonnie Berzonski, district coordinator of communications, said 28 staff members are expected to retire between July 2019 and June 2020 as part of the Early Retirement Incentive, which will result in 28 one-time severance payments.
“Not all positions will be replaced with a new hire, but those that are will be replaced with a professional employee on the lower end of the salary scale, and, therefore, future savings are anticipated,” she said.
Berzonski said insurance premiums for the district are expected to increase by 1.9 percent for medical, 2 percent for dental and 7 percent for vision.
The board is expected to discuss the proposed final budget at its meetings at 7 p.m. June 3 in the O’Hara Elementary School auditorium and June 10 in the high school large group instruction room.
Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121 x1512, [email protected] or via Twitter .