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2024-2025 Budget Preparation

For past budget information, visit the Business Office Web Page

The Elizabethtown Area School District is dedicated to upholding a transparent budgeting process. To facilitate this, the District has established the 2024-2025 budget preparation webpage, designed to assist our community in gaining insights into the District’s finances and challenges. Stay informed by keeping abreast of the latest updates on District budget meetings through this platform.

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06/11/2024 - Board of School Directors vote down 2024-2025 Final Budget. Direction is given to school administration to reduce the proposed tax increase from 3.75% to 3.25% and close the gap between the reduced revenue and expenditures through the use of fund balance. A Special Meeting has been established for Tuesday, June 18, 2024, for the purposes of passing the 2024-2025 Final Budget.


04/30/2024 - Board of School Directors adopt the 2024-2025 Proposed Budget. The proposed budget is now on display on the District website and at the District office for a period of thirty days. This transparency allows stakeholders, including residents, taxpayers, and community members, to review the proposed budget. The final approval of the budget is scheduled for the June 11, 2024, regularly scheduled workshop session.


04/09/2024 - District administration outlined various revenue and expenditure scenarios to guide the school directors in determining a percentage increase for the millage rate, aimed at finalizing the 2024-2025 preliminary budget. This is in preparation for a board vote scheduled for the Action Meeting on April 30, 2024. Following this presentation, the school board instructed the administration to prepare a balanced preliminary budget incorporating a 3.75% millage rate increase.


03/26/2024 - District administration presented planning scenarios for revenues and expenditures in an effort to secure direction from the school directors as to a percent mileage rate increase to begin 2024-2025 preliminary budget development.


03/12/2024 - District administration presented planning scenarios for revenues and expenditures in an effort to secure direction from the school directors as to a percent mileage rate increase to begin 2024-2025 preliminary budget development.


02/27/2024 - District administration presented a review of historical expenses, including a closer look at budgeted expenditures and projected expenditures for the 2023-2024 school year.


02/13/2024 - District administration presented a multi-topic financial overview to include 2023 Audit Review, Healthcare Financial Outlook, Tax Collection Rates, and 2024-2025 Budget Preparation Update.


01/09/2024 - District administration presented an update on the 2023-2024 school budget for planning purposes for the 2024-2025 school year.


12/19/2023 - The Elizabethtown Area School District Board of School Directors officially approved a resolution, during its regularly scheduled action meeting on December 19, 2023, indicating a commitment not to surpass the state-determined Act 1 index (Opt-Out Resolution). The Act 1 index for EASD in the 2024-2025 fiscal year was determined by the Commonwealth to be 6.6%. It is important to clarify that neither the school directors nor the District Administration are proposing a 6.6% tax increase for the 2024-2025 period.


12/05/2023 - The Elizabethtown Area School District Board of School Directors received an update on the 2024-2025 budget, including details on the upcoming Act 1 Resolution vote scheduled for the December 2023 Action Meeting and a timeline for future 2024-2025 budget decisions.