June E-Newsletter (1st Edition)

Special Edition                                                                                             June 5, 2017
Upcoming Meetings
June 19, 2017 
6 p.m.  - Combined 
Staff Services/ Academic Achievement Committee Meeting
June 19, 2017 
7:30 p.m. - Regular Board Meeting

Topics: The board will provide information on the upcoming review of
View additional policies to be reviewed
via BoardDocs.
July 17, 2017 
7:30 p.m. - Combined
 Planning/Regular Meeting
All meetings are held in the 
Pine-Richland School District Central Offices DeWitt Blank Conference Room unless otherwise noted.
School Board Approves Final Budget for 2017-2018

The Pine-Richland School Board approved the Final General Fund Budget for the 2017-2018 school year with total expenditures of $84,079,405 and total revenues of $84,079,405 with no utilization of assigned fund balance. 

Tax Rates for 2017-2018
The board established the following tax rates for the fiscal year 2017-2018: 
  • Real Estate Tax rate of 19.5867 mills (a 1.97% tax increase)
  • Earned Income Tax of 0.5%
  • Act 511 Per Capita Tax of $5 for individuals age 18 and older
  • Pennsylvania School Code Per Capita Tax of $5 for individuals age 18 and older
The final budget can be viewed at the PRSD Administration Office. at the Northern Tier Library or online by 

Real Estate Tax Reduction Resolution
The school board adopted the 2017 Homestead and Farmstead Exclusion Resolution to authorize a reduction in real estate tax assessments for approved homesteads and farmsteads for the school year beginning July 1. If you have a homestead or farmstead exclusion, you could save a maximum of $186.  For more details on the application process, visit the Allegheny County website.
District Continues Policy Review 

PoliciesThe Pine-Richland School District has been reviewing school policies over the past few years. Through this process, the Pine-Richland School District administration and board are able to study the policies to ensure they are meeting the specific needs of the schools and are in compliance with laws and regulations. The district has been providing updates via the e-newsletters. The latest board policies that were approved after three readings include: 246 Student Wellness808 Food Services903 Public Participation, 910 Community Engagement, and 916 Volunteers