Act 1 Index and the 2020-21 Budget
Section 311(d)(1) of Act 1 permits a school district to elect to adopt a resolution indicating it will not raise the rate of any tax for the support of public schools for the following fiscal year by more than its index. Upon approval of the resolution, the school district can then follow a traditional budget development process and forego the accelerated Act 1 timeline.
The Southern York County School District is happy to announce that the Board passed a resolution on December 3, 2020 not to raise property taxes more than the Pennsylvania Department of Education index for the 2021-22 fiscal year. The Board of Education is committed to delivering a tax increase at or below the 3.7% index, established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
It should be noted, however, that the percentage increase has not yet been determined. The proposed budget for the District is expected to be approved by the Board of Education at the April 15, 2021 Board meeting. The final budget is expected to be approved by the Board of Education at its regularly scheduled meeting of Thursday, May 20, 2021.
Following the April Board meeting, the proposed budget will be available for review on the District’s website and also available at the Thomas R. Hensley District Administration Center.