2019-20 Budget Information

All Dates are tentative and subject to change 
Note: Presentation Link will be active after the Board Meeting

November 7, 2018: Debt Service, Warehouse/Transportation, and Building Budgets


  • The Act 1 Index for Palisades School District for the 2019-2020 budget year is 2.3%. This is the maximum increase allowable for the District without seeking exceptions. This index is set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
  • Increase in Charter Schools budget is due to increased enrollment and increased cost per student that attends a Charter School. The total increase is for $148,802. The District pays $18,954 for a Non-special Education student and $42,102 for a Special Education student in the current year with rates projected to increase to $20,750 and $46,000 respectively.  Continual efforts are made by our administrators and cyber teachers to contact families of students choosing charter schools to explore options within our schools.
  • The Athletics budget has increased to expand our live streaming of home athletic events to 20 events in 2019-20. Another increase in this budget will be for implementation of Team Snap for a full year. This software will provide our coaches a messaging app for our student athletes and parents accessible through a smartphone app and through email.
December 3, 2018: Equipment, Administration, Building Maintenance, Capital Projects, and Other Education

  • The proposed equipment budget for the district includes updated technology and replacement furniture at the elementary level, medical equipment for schools and musical instruments.  The total of all equipment requests is $73,668.

  • The administration budget included a budgetary increase of $63,790 or 12% due to an accounting change recommended by our auditors; $46,000 of this increase will be offset by an increase in tax revenue leaving a net increase of $17.790 or 3%. Also included in the budget presentation were an increase in general liability insurance and a decrease in the legal fees.

  • Special and Other Education increased by $272,000 based on the increased expected needs of our students in 2019-2020.

  • As part of this proposed budget, fund balance monies (savings by the district) would be designated to: continue our HVAC upgrades, technology infrastructure upgrades, safety and security upgrades, and outdoor lighting upgrades across the district. We will also use savings to fund a backhoe replacement for our maintenance department and synthetic track repairs at PHS. These capital improvements are taken from the district’s savings and do not add to the taxpayers’ property tax bill.

December 19, 2018: Educational Support, Comprehensive Plan, Salary, Benefits, and Revenue

May 1, 2019: Proposed Final Budget

June 5, 2019: Final Budget


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