New Castle News
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.