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