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Category Archives: North Central/Johnstown-Altoona

Parent: Why is Greater Johnstown school system so far in debt?

Tribune-Democrat: Why is Greater Johnstown school system so far in debt?

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Is state failing Greater Johnstown students? Experts to tackle question

 Tribune-Democrat: Is state failing Greater Johnstown students? Experts to tackle question.

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Rep. Madden hosts education funding talk

Pocono Record: Rep. Madden hosts education funding talk.

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W-B Area approves $121.2M budget, property tax increase

Citizens Voice:  The Wilkes-Barre Area School Board voted Tuesday to approve a $121.2 million budget and increase property taxes 3.5 percent.

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Ed Albert and Joan Benso | Inadequate state support hampering education

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Insufficient school funding is not just an urban or suburban problem; it is a state problem. That is the main takeaway from a report on rural schools recently released by Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children.

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Bellefonte Area school board approves budget with tax increase

Centre Daily Times: At a meeting Tuesday night, the board, in a 5-2 vote, approved the district’s 2017-18 budget of $50.08 million, which calls for a 1 percent tax increase from the current school year, but under the Act 1 index.

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State College Area school board OKs budget with tax increase

Centre Daily Times: Homeowners in the district will have a real estate tax increase of 1.55 percent, which is the district’s smallest increase since the 2007-2008 school year. The millage is 44.15, which is an increase of .67.

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3 local school districts looking to raise taxes

Sun-Gazette: Muncy School Board voted 8-0 to raise taxes by 0.75 of a mill, from 14.5 mills to 15.50 mills, in the next school year. Loyalsock Township School Board voted 6-1 in favor of a proposed spending plan for next year that raises the real estate tax millage by 0.25. Montgomery Area School Board approved what […]

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BEA school board approves 2017-18 proposed final budget

Centre Daily Times: The proposed final budget calls for a 3.4 percent tax increase — or 1.8574 mills — from the current school year.

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State College school board OKs final budget proposal with tax hike

Centre Daily Times: State College school board OKs final budget proposal with tax hike.

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