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Local school boards in Pa. have impossible budgeting task

Ironic, isn’t it that at the same time taxpayers scurry to finish tax returns for a year that ended last Dec. 31, local school boards face a deadline for budget plans that extend 18 months into the future?

The Pottstown Mercury looks at the stiff challenges that school boards across the state confront as a result of Act 1 deadlines, noting that, “… local schools have to adopt preliminary budgets without knowing what the state’s contribution will be. That’s like planning a household budget for next year without knowing your income.”