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What Kind of Funding Increases Could Plum, Riverview Schools See Under Corbett's Budget Proposal?

The governor's spending plan is expected to provide school districts with close to $10 million in taxpayer assistance.

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 Pupil Transportation $1,176,273 $1,206,438 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 Total $18,976,614 $20,033,324

Riverview School District

2012-13 2013-14 (proposed) Basic Education Funding $2,788,686 $2,835,557 School Employees' Social Security $324,341 $333,282 Pupil Transportation $153,283 $158,648 Non-Public Charter School Pupil Transportation $17,325 $17,679 Special Education Funding $633,420 $630,011 School Employees' Retirement $490,258 $618,482 Total
$4,407,314 $4,643,008

To see a breakdown in state funding for Seneca Valley and other districts, click here.

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