The Penns Manor School Board offered up their proposed preliminary budget last night that includes the possibility of a tax increase.
This version budget calls for a tax increase of five mills. However, this is not a definite increase in millage. This preliminary proposed budget allows for the school board to apply for exemption from tax increase restrictions. There are several different exemptions, but the only one the Penns Manor Area School District can apply for is for pension cost increases. Business Manager David Kudlawiec said that five mills would bring in about $132,195.
This only allows the board to go as high as five, but it is uncertain what, if any, millage increases there will be.
The district’s new website is up and running.
An interesting development in state standardized testing is that the state will hold parents accountable in the form of fines if their children are caught cheating on tests.
There was a meeting between administration and Columbia Gas about the possible pipeline to the district that could save between $125,000 and $150,000 per year. Superintendent T.J. Kakabar said he expects to hear back from Columbia Gas in April.