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May 8, 2013

No tax hike expected for Neshannock schools

NEW CASTLE — The Neshannock school board does not anticipate a tax increase for next year.

A tentative 2013-14 budget — featuring $17,005,051 in expenses and $16,585,744 in revenues — was introduced this week.

The spending plan, which is $464,067 greater than the current year’s budget, will be on display for the next 30 days at the school. The board plans to vote on it at the June 13 meeting.

Taxes will remain the same. Real estate millage is 14.375 mills, for an estimated $8.9 million in revenue. In addition:

•A 1 percent earned income tax, split between the school district and Neshannock Township, is expected to result in $1,080,000.

•A real estate transfer tax, also shared with the township, is expected to generate $100,000.

•A $10 per capita tax is expected to generate $61,000.

•A $5 per capita tax is expected to generate $30,500.

•A $10 emergency and municipal services tax is expected to generate $55,000.

Dr. Mary Todora, superintendent, said the administration will continue to refine the budget before the final vote is taken.

She said health insurance, projected to grow by 7 percent, and teacher salaries remain the two largest line items. She also said she anticipates no teacher retirements in the coming school year.

The board also acted to refinance two 2008 construction bond issues. Taking advantage of low interest rates, the district will save an estimated $1.6 million over the 14-year life of the bonds.

They were sold at an on-line auction to Janney-Montgomery-Scott. Interest rates range from 1.25 to 3.25 percent.

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