Public school funding in Pennsylvania is dependent, in large part, on local taxation. Approximately 2/3 of school budgets statewide are financed by local sources (with half that amount coming from real estate taxation) and only 1/3 from federal and state sources. Southern York County finances are consistent with this profile.
Tax is calculated by multiplying a rate times the assessed value of the property. The rate is determined by the Board of School Directors; the assessed value of the property is determined by the York County Assessment Board.
Rate is stated in "millage," with one mill equaling a tenth of a percent or .001. Additional information about taxation can be found by using the navigation tool at the left to "District Administration" and then to "Tax Information."
For more information, please view the Long Range Financial Plan with Millage Discussion - December 2, 2021.