Halifax tables budget action

HALIFAX - With one school board member resigning and the board tabling action on the proposed fiscal budget for 2015-16, Superintendent Dr. Michele M. Orner and Business Manager Michael Bower have their work cut out for them.

The board voted 8-0 to table the proposed budget of $19,706,823 and the property tax increase of 1.51 mills that goes along with it. The district is facing a $795,156 deficit. The proposed budget was presented during a meeting on April 20. It assumed the board raises taxes to the index and takes advantage of the exceptions for PSERS and special education; assumes the district receives level funding from state and federal sources; it includes reductions to work force, increases in pension costs, health insurance, and salaries per negotiated collective bargaining agreements.

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  • Halifax tables budget action
  • UDA seniors dedicate yearbook to cafeteria staff
  • Expenditures down, taxes to increase
  • Williams Valley upgrades to begin this summer


Robert J. Wojcik Sr.

Robert J. Wojcik Sr., 59, of Spring Street, Tremont, died Saturday, May 16, 2015 at home. Born in Pottsville, Oct. 30, 1955, he was a son of the late John J. Jr. and Myrtle Schaeffer Wojcik. He was a member of the Most Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Pari

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