Upper St. Clair School board voted unanimously to adopt the district’s $85,605,415 proposed final general fund budget for the 2019-20 school year during their May 20 regular meeting.
The proposed final budget calls for a millage rate of 26.3775, a two percent increase of 0.5172 mills. The impact on a home assessed at $250,000 would be an additional $10.77 per month. Revenue for 2019-20 is projected at $85,593.155, while budgeted expenditures are $85,605,415.
Notable expenditures in the budget include and increase in salaries of $1.45 million, an increase in the PSERS contribution from 33.43 percent to 34.29 percent for an increase of $398,000 and a $238,000 increase in the charter school budget. Other expenditures include an increase of $513,000 in the security budget, an increase of $285,000 in student needs (support/wellness), an increase in healthcare premiums of $110,000 and $104,000 for the replacement of seven school buses.
Dr. John Rozzo, Upper St. Clair school superintendent said they would continue to work on the budget and he was confident the current $12,260 budget deficit would be reduced.
A budget update and capital reserve budget presentation is scheduled for June 3.
A vote to adopt the district’s 2019-2020 final budget is scheduled for June 20 at 8 a.m.
The proposed 2019-20 general fund budget presentations can be viewed on the district’s website at www.uscsd.k12.pa.us.