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PR Schools Superintendent Sends Letter to Community About Proposed Budget

Dr. Mary Bucci outlines proposed final budget for 2012-13 school year.

Dear Community:  

While school might be winding down, the district continues the difficult task of balancing the budget for the next year.  

At its regular meeting on May 21, 2012, the board voted on a proposed final general fund budget for 2012-2013 with total expenditures of $66,849,169 and total revenues of $66,376,549 with a fund balance utilization of $472,619.

The proposed final general fund budget would call for a 4.308 percent tax increase to balance the budget bringing the millage rate from 21.9084 to 22.8522. The board will officially vote on the budget and millage increase at the regular meeting on June 25, 2012.

This proposed final general fund budget calls for elimination of five and half physical education positions. The proposed final general budget preserves teaching positions in art, music, elementary/advanced language arts and family consumer science.

You can continue visiting our budget communications center by clicking here for documents and updates on the process.

Pine-Richland School District is trying to find a way to reduce expenditures with the least impact to students. Pine-Richland is experiencing what many districts have been experiencing nationwide for several years.  

While we've trimmed our budget over the past few years, we've been fortunate not to have to cut teaching positions up to this point.  

We will continue providing a strong academic program for our students. Most notably, "Newsweek" ranked Pine-Richland High School in the top 1,000 public high schools in the United States this week.  PR was ranked 627 in the nation.  By working together, we will continue to be competitive academically.  

Thank you for your partnership.

Sincerely, 

Mary Bucci, Ed.D.

PRSD Superintendent

pr-mom May 23, 2012 at 12:05 PM
So I understand the programs in music and art will not be cut. What is the impact to the physical education program and do the graduation requirements change ?

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