The board on Thursday voted to keep the current millage rate of 12.60.
The board also passed its 2014-15 budget, making significant cuts to lower the deficit.
"I'm very happy we cut the deficit from
The committee, who worked with district Business Manager
Two of the options included tax increases that would have raised the millage to 12.79 with a deficit of
The third option, which was passed by the board, left a deficit of
Revenues in the 2014-15 budget are listed at
The tentative budget passed in May had a deficit of
Cunningham said cuts were made to lower the deficit, the largest one being opting to only fill two of 11 positions that were left vacant because of retirements. This move saved the district
The vote on the budget was unanimous. Director
Means said the board acted conservatively on the budget by overestimating the
"That can save us
Even though a reduction to 19 percent will bring in additional revenues, board President
Detwiler said if the obligation would go any higher, many districts could not afford to operate.
"It's impossible to stay open at those levels," he said.
In other business, the board:
--adopted the Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center budget at
--accepted the worker's compensation insurance policy from
--renewed the district's property/casualty insurance policy with
There will be no July meeting.
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