Gov. Tom Corbett's budget is out and, of course, everyone wants to know how much their cut of the budget pie will be—especially school districts.
Patch found that Pine-Richland School District is slated to receive a 5 percent increase from $10.3 million for the 2012-13 school year to $10.8 million for 2013-14 if the governor's proposed budget passes, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education's website.
Funding is broken down into six categories on the website. The Pennsylvania Department of Education numbers are in the screenshot above. Here's a little more analysis:
Basic Education Funding —from $4.64 million to $4.73 million, up 4.1 percent
School Employees' Social Security—$1.04 million to $1.06 million, up 2.8 percent
School Employees' Retirement—$1.62 million to $2.04 million, up 26.2 percent
Pupil Transportation—$1.39 million to $1.18 million, down 14.6 percent
Non-Public and Charter School Pupil Transportation—$220,701 to $205,466, down 6.9 percent
Special Education Funding—$1.5 million to $1.49 million, down .5 percent
Statistics on the website also note that in the 2010-11 school year, the average teacher salary was $58,865 with an average $21,433 in benefit costs per employee. Benefits include pension, Social Security, health care insurance and other fringe benefits.
That totals $80,298.
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