Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed 2013-14 state budget is expected to provide Pennsylvania school districts with more than $9.83 billion in taxpayer assistance.
For the Plum School District, that translates to a $1.06-million increase for the 2013-14 school year, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Riverview School District is expected to see a $235,694 increase for the 2013-14 school year.
Net pension savings for Plum are proposed at $276,786, while Riverview's savings are proposed at $102,761.
Riverview officials already have prepared what they are calling "a very preliminary" budget in an attempt to apply for Act 1 exceptions to the tax rate millage cap due to the uncertainties of state education funding, pension costs and higher special education costs. Officials said numbers will change considerably until a final budget is adopted in June.
The Plum School Board is expected to discuss a first draft of the 2013-14 budget at its finance committee meeting at the high school board room tonight, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m.
Below is a more detailed breakdown of the proposed state funding numbers.
|Plum Borough School District||2012-13||2013-14 (proposed)|
|Basic Education Funding||$12,260,785||$12,610,861|
|School Employees' Social Security||$1,264,499||$1,299,367|
|Non-Public Charter School Pupil Transportation||$107,018||$128,858|
|Special Education Funding||$2,221,361||$2,210,254|
|School Employees' Retirement||$1,946,678||$2,455,818|
Riverview School District
|Basic Education Funding||$2,788,686||$2,835,557|
|School Employees' Social Security||$324,341||$333,282|
|Non-Public Charter School Pupil Transportation||$17,325||$17,679|
|Special Education Funding||$633,420||$630,011|
|School Employees' Retirement||$490,258||$618,482|