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Category Archives: SWPA

Wolf’s proposed budget brings mixed bag of funding to local districts

Bradford Era: Wolf touted that a record investment in education was proposed, said Otto-Eldred School District Superintendent Matthew Splain.“If we value the public education system and understand the demands of our school environments as well as the needs of our communities, every year we should see a record investment in education,” he said.

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Norwin School District caps any property tax that could come next school year

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Norwin School District caps any property tax that could come next school year.

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Plum could cut 24 jobs, close Regency elementary, end full-day kindergarten

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Plum School District officials could cut at least 24 positions, reduce kindergarten to part-time, close an elementary school and change the district’s education model to offset a $5 million deficit and avoid a tax hike next year.

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TASD sees increase in state funding

Titusville Herald: TASD sees increase in state funding.

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Penn Hills, Moon Area, West Mifflin,and Peters raising taxes in 2017-18

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Penn Hills, Moon Area, West Mifflin, and Peters raising taxes in 2017-18.

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Steel Valley school board passes budget, raises taxes

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Steel Valley school board Thursday night passed a final, $34.8 million expense budget for the 2017-2018 school year with a school tax increase of .7484 mills.

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Peters School Board approves new real estate tax rate

The Almanac: Peters Township School District has instituted a real estate tax increase for 2017-18, but not in anything approaching a conventional or easily understood manner. The school board voted June 26 to set the rate at 13.19 mills, which on paper is 100.21 mills less than the current year.

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Tax hike in store for Latrobe school district property owners

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Greater Latrobe School Board on Tuesday finalized a $55.4 million 2017-18 district budget that will be funded in part by a 1.75-mill real estate tax hike, adding $46 to the average property owner’s tax bill.

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Penn Hills school board raises taxes with $84 million budget for 2017-18

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Penn Hills school directors narrowly passed an $84.4 million budget for the 2017-18 school year, which includes a 1.25 mill increase in the real estate tax rate.

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Shaler Area School Board passes final budget with tax increase

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: The $84 million budget contains a 0.72-mil increase, raising the property levy from 22.56 mils to 23.28 mils. The increase will generate approximately $1.4 million in additional revenue. A homeowner with an assessed property value of $100,000 will pay an additional $72.19 annually.

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