New Castle News


June 15, 2013

No tax hike for Neshannock schools

NEW CASTLE — The Neshannock school board adopted a $16.6 million budget for next year with no tax increase.

The 2013-14 spending plan is $464,067 greater than the current year’s budget.

Taxes will remain the same. Real estate millage is 14.375, for an estimated $8.9 million in revenue. The board also set:

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

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

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

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

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

Also at its June meeting, the board:

•Authorized raises for Dr. Mary Todora, superintendent, who will receive a $2,500 increase; six support staff secretaries and three non-professional support staff members.

•Approved a two-year security contract, beginning July 1, with Shaffer Securities.

•Agreed to raise the daily rate of substitute teachers for the 2013-14 school year to $85. This is a $5-per-day increase. All other substitute rates remain the same.

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