At its January 9, 2020, meeting, the West Shore School District Board of Directors made the decision not to raise the rate of tax for the 2020-2021 fiscal year by more than its adjusted index of 3%.
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
The Board and administration are currently working to prepare the 2020-2021 school year budget. The following presentations were made to the Board of School Directors during the budget development process.