The Upper St. Clair School Board approved a resolution limiting any 2019-20 tax increase to within the inflationary index determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The resolution was approved during the school board’s Jan. 28, 2019, meeting.
Upper St. Clair’s current millage rate is 25.8603 mills. Passage of the resolution assures taxpayers that any proposed increase to the real estate tax rate will not exceed 2.3 percent or 0.5947869 mills.
Act 1 of 2006 sets an upper limit that school districts can raise property taxes. The index amount is calculated annually and reported to school districts. To exceed the index, school districts can apply to PDE for exceptions for pension and special education costs or by holding a voter referendum.
Throughout the next several months Dr. John Rozzo, superintendent of schools, and Scott Burchill, director of finance, will be providing updates during regularly scheduled school board meetings. By law, the final budget and tax rate must be approved by June 30, 2019. The school board is currently scheduled to take action on the final budget and tax rate at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
To calculate the maximum annual impact on a specific property value in Upper St. Clair Township, multiply the property’s county assessed value by 0.0005947869. (Approximately $60 per $100,000 assessed property.)
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The Upper St. Clair School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability or any other legally protected classification in the employment or in the administration of any of its educational programs and activities. Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws including Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.