Friday, July 28, 2006

$14.994 million

The O-R carried a brief today about the 2006-2007 budget for the Burgettstown Area School District. Similar to what we saw from so many of the other local school districts this summer, Burgettstown's Board of Education approved a four-mill tax increase. From the brief:

The plan sets total spending at $14.994 million for the coming school year. The millage increase means the tax rate will be 100 mills for residents of Burgettstown Borough and Smith, Hanover, and Jefferson townships. At that rate, the owner of a $100,000 home with an assessed value of $25,000 will pay $2,500 in taxes next year, an increase of $100.

Superintendent Deborah Jackson said the increase is the result of raises for teachers and funding for a middle-high school renovation project. The board decided on a design for the project, which will cost the district about $28.5 million, in early March.

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