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Avonworth School District News Article

2021-2022 ASD Final General Fund Budget

2021-2022 Final Budget - 2021-2022 Final ASD Budget.pdf

The Avonworth School Board unanimously approved the 2021-22 Final Budget at its June 14th Legislative Meeting.

The general fund budget is $35,744,915 with no increase in the millage keeping the real estate tax rate at 19.53 mills.  This equates to an annual school tax bill of $4,345 on a median-valued home in Avonworth, which is $222,500.  Each mill equates to approximately $1,172,000 in school property tax billings.  The planned use of the District’s reserve fund in the amount of $1,061,441 will be utilized to balance this budget.

Included in the budget are expenditures utilizing American Recovery Plan ESSER 3 funds totaling $243,000. These funds will be expended on summer programs for students and contracting for a Licensed Counselor and Social Worker for the 21/22 school year.  These contracts have been added to serve the increasing enrollment and additional student support as the District returns to what is hoped to be a “normal” school year after the pandemic year in 20/21.  After accounting for the use of the ESSER 3 funds in the 21/22 budget, the amount remaining from the District’s allocation of $466,391 is $223,391. The District plans to expend this remaining balance over the next two years.

The District’s annual budget continues to be negatively impacted by the under-funded State retirement system for public employees.  The mandated employer contribution rate for the Pennsylvania State Employer Retirement System (PSERS) is set at 34.94%.  It is important to note that this rate has more than doubled since the 2013/14 school year when the rate was set at 16.93.

The Budget is available for public inspection to all interested residents in the district administrative office located at 258 Josephs Lane.  A link to this document, along with the budget summaries, is provided above.

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