New Castle News

June 30, 2012

Ellwood schools budget keeps taxes steady

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — The Ellwood City school board held the line on taxes and spending by shrinking staff in its 2012-13 budget.

At its June meeting, the board gave final approval to the spending plan that keeps taxes at 15.81 mills. One mill generates about $430,000.

The vote was unanimous.

The $24.8 million budget is about $257,000 more than the current year’s spending plan.

Superintendent Frank Aloi said five positions have been eliminated through attrition.

The health education class and a social studies course will be absorbed by other faculty, he explained.

The duties of two custodial workers will be divided among current staff, Aloi said, and, finally, two positions will be combined into one: supervisor of buildings and grounds and maintenance foreman.