State Budget Proposal Shows Small Increase in Quaker Valley Funding

Gov. Corbett's proposed budget includes a $28,531 increase for Quaker Valley in the 2013-14 school year.

Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed 2013-14 budget is expected to provide Pennsylvania school districts with more than $9.83 billion in taxpayer assistance, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

For the Quaker Valley School District, this translates into a $28,531 increase for the 2013-14 school year.

State figures project a $351,645 increase, which includes the state's obligation for employees' pension and social security, funds that are not used for education operations.

Quaker Valley School Board approved a resolution in November indicating it will remain within the set 1.7 percent index for the 2013-14 school year. Under Pennsylvania's Act 1, that means the district's property tax rate could not be increased by more than the index, or 0.36125 mills, without seeking voter approval in a referendum.

Superintendent Joseph Clapper has said the district plans to avoid any tax increase.

A Breakdown in Numbers:

Quaker Valley School District 2012-13 2013-14 Proposed Funding Basic Education Funding $1,158,141  $1,185,659 Special Education Funding $787,827  $783,888 Public Transportation $239,506  $242,741 Non-Public and Other Charter School Pupil Transportation $66,641  $68,358 Total $2,252,115  $2,280,646 (+$28,531)


*School Employees' Social Security  $722,502  $742,419 *School Employees' Retirement  $1,076,245  $1,357,729 Total State Contributions  $1,798,747  $2,100,148

*Pennsylvania's obligation for the state employee's retirement pension and social security. These funds are not used for education operations.


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

This story was updated at 4:15 p.m. Thursday.


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