Solanco’s 2019-2020 budget development process

| April 18, 2019

The Solanco School Board has approved a proposed final budget for the 2019-2020 school year. The Solanco School District will receive public comment on the proposed budget between now and the Monday, June 3 school board meeting, when the budget is expected to be presented for final adoption.

The proposed $61.194-million budget contains a property tax increase that is slightly higher than the state’s Act 1 rate of 2.7-percent for Solanco. Rising healthcare costs, fuel, energy and charter school costs made it necessary for Solanco to propose a 3.5-percent increase in the district’s real estate tax. In addition, Solanco requested, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education has approved, a special education exception that would enable Solanco to raise taxes by $200,000 for special education costs.

The 2019-2020 budget represents a 3.5-percent increase over the current 2018-2019 budget. Solanco’s millage rate would increase to 10.8251 mills. Homeowners would pay an additional $36.61 per $100,000 assessment in property value. Solanco would continue to have the lowest millage rate among all 16 school districts in Lancaster County.

More information about the proposed budget, including a Powerpoint presentation by Solanco Business Manager Sandy Tucker, is posted on the Solanco website. Anyone with comments or questions is asked to call 786-5607.

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Keith Kaufman is the Director of Community Relations for Solanco School District. 786-5617.

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