POTTSTOWN PA – Adoption of the 2012-2013 tentative general fund budget for the Pottsgrove School District is one of several items that appears on the agenda for the Board of School Directors’ meeting, scheduled for Tuesday (May 8, 2012) at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Pottsgrove High School, Kauffman Road, Pottstown PA.
- This event has been added to The Post calendar.
Besides hearing from various district departments – technology, buildings and grounds, special education, and curriculum and staff development – board members so far have held only limited public conversations about its spending plan for the coming academic year.
Board members last December approved a preliminary budget of about $58 million that was accompanied by a potential tax increase of 3.5 percent. If ultimately approved “as is” it would cost the average district property owner – one with a home valued at $120,000 – an additional $145 in taxes, Business Administrator David Nester said at the time.
Nester cautioned then, however, that substantial budget changes seemed likely. Of greatest concern currently is the state of still unresolved labor negotiations between the board and its teachers’ union, the Pottsgrove Education Association. The as-yet-unknown cost of a work contract will have a significant impact on the proposed budget, and directors have warned that numbers related to an agreement may not be available until August.
Consequently, the Tuesday agenda’s tentative budget resolution contains only a dollar sign and a blank space for the total amount, apparently to be filled in at the time of a vote. However, it continues to list the proposed millage increase as 3.54 percent.
The meeting is open to the public.
Related (to the Pottsgrove School District 2012-2013 budget):
- Tentative Budget Approval On Pottsgrove’s Agenda
- Health Care Law Provisions Add To Pottsgrove Budget
- Pottsgrove Begins Its Deeper Look Into 2012-2013 Budget
- Tax Hike Shows In Preliminary Peek At Pottsgrove Budget
- Pottsgrove Model For Budget Force Gets Earlier Start
Related (to the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors’ May 8 meeting):