2018-2019 Budget Calendar and Detail

  • October 2017
    Regularly scheduled EASD Board of School Directors Workshop Session. District administration and Board Finance Committe received an update on the 2017-2018 Budget to help put in place the 2018-2019 Budget Planning Parameters. Key discussion topics were as follows:

    • 2017-2018 Budget Update Presentation
    • School Board Meeting Agenda Item Detail
      • 67% of all revenue is generated locally with 32% coming from the Commonwealth and 1% from the federal government.
      • Percent of properties tax exempt in Elizabethtown is 15.5% Second highest by percentage in Lancaster County. KEY IMPACT: Reduces revenue generated to school district.
      • Average tax increase the last 7 years: 2.74%
      • Elizabethtown Area School District's Millage Rate compared to Lancaster County Average: EASD 20.8450 / Lancaster County Average 20.5361
      • Comparing the Value of a Mill in Elizabethtown vs the County. One mill collected in Elizabethtown nets $1,629,961 (5th lowest in Lancaster County) vs. the Lancaster County Average where one mill nets $2,018,048.
      • 63.6% of all expenditures go toward direct instruction while another 28.5% is for support services, transportation, administration and Business services.
      • Cost avoidance and cost saving strategies. One example from the Human Resource Department resulted in annual cost savings of $488,928 for 2017/2018 School Year.
      • Commonwealth of PA budget...Spending plan passed in June; however, no revenue plan has been agreed to with no resolution in sight.
      • Possible impacts of state budget impasse include cuts to spending and a reduction in the EASD-adopted budget figures.
      • Direction on 2018-2019 Millage Rate: Start projections at Commonwealth of PA established Act 1 index.
      • NEXT STEPS: Over the next several months during our regularly scheduled board meetings, there will be public brainstorming sessions regarding all aspects of the district expenses and revenues.

     

    January 23, 2018
    Regularly scheduled EASD Board of School Directors Action Meeting. The school directors will approve the display of the 2018-2019 Proposed Preliminary Budget and preliminary budget notice.

     


    February 13, 2018
    Regularly scheduled EASD Board of School Directors Workshop Session. The school directors will approve the the 2018-2019 Proposed Preliminary Budget and preliminary budget notice.

     


    February, March, April, and May
    During these months, district administration and the board finance committee will hold ongoing meetings to discuss the 2018-2019 budget.
     


    March 1, 2018
    Homeowner deadline to file the Homestead Application (and if applicable farmstead application) with county assessment office.
     


    May 8, 2018
    Regularly scheduled EASD Board of School Directors Workshop Meeting. The school directors will preview the 2018-2019 Proposed Final Budget.

     
    Regularly scheduled EASD Board of School Directors Workshop Meeting. The school directors will adopt the 2018-2019 Proposed Final Budget.

     


    June 12, 2018
    Regularly scheduled EASD Board of School Directors Workshop Meeting. Discussion will include a review of 2018-2019 proposed final budget. The school directors will vote on final adoption of the 2018-2019 Final Budget The deadline for school districts to adopt the final budget is June 30, 2018.

     
    *Timeline subject to change. Please check back often as any necessary changes will be posted when they become available.