Budget and Finance
The South Butler County School District once again proved to be one of the more economically responsible districts in the region. The school district has a very reasonable tax base in comparison to those communities surrounding the Butler and Allegheny County areas and provides a high quality education, while making efficient use of its resources to provide such service. Through careful planning and fiscal responsibility, students receive technologically advanced instruction, all on a unified campus setting.
What the budget means to taxpayers
In Butler County, assessed values normally run between 8-11% of a home’s market value. The current tax rate is 94.275 mills.
Cost Reduction Strategies
The school district has made careful decisions over the past several years that have helped to reduce overall costs based on those decisions. Some areas where cost reduction strategies have been put in place include a guaranteed energy savings program, campus consolidation, workforce reductions, and bond issue refinancing to reduce interest costs. Administrators continually work to streamline operations and look for ways to implement further cost reductions.
The Annual Budget
After many months of planning by the School Board, administration, and staff, the final operating budget for the 2017-18 school year was approved in May 2017 with no tax increase.