At its January 17, 2019, meeting, the West Shore School District Board of Directors made the decision not to raise the rate of tax for the 2019-2020 fiscal year by more than its adjusted index of 2.6%.
The Taxpayer Relief Act or Act 1 of 2006, requires school districts to limit tax increases to the level set by an inflation index unless the tax increase is approved by voters in a referendum or the school district obtains certain referendum exceptions. However, during the month of January, Act 1 allows a board of school directors to elect to adopt a resolution indicating that it will not raise the tax rate by more than its index.
Presentations to the Board
Throughout the 2018-2019 school year, the Board and administration worked to prepare a final 2019-2020 school year budget. The following presentations were made to the Board of School Directors during that development.