Because many school districts throughout western Pennsylvania raised property taxes this spring to balance their budgets, the public spotlight on them is burning brightly.
What is the answer to balancing a school district's budget as costs rise?
As students prepare to go back to school within the next few weeks, Patch is asking what you think school districts should do.
Budget deliberations are an annual affair. When spring rolls around in 2013, many of the same questions and issues will remain.
What do you think should be done? How do you think cuts will affect the coming school year?
Please tell us your thoughts by posting in the comments. This poll will be cross published on all Patch sites across western Pennsylvania. If you are referring to a specific school district, please let us know which one.