HUGHESVILLE - Taxpayers will see a hike in real estate taxes in the East Lycoming School District.
Tuesday night the school board adopted a $20.1 million budget, with an exact figure of $20,186,322.
The average homeowner with a property assessed at $94,331 will see a $19 increase.
The budget included the retirements of some staff, but no furloughs were needed for existing staff, Business Manager David Maciejewski said.
The real estate tax rate will increase to 11.53 mills for the 2011-12 budget representing a .20 mill increase or 1.77 percent. As adopted, the budget represents a decrease of $758,449 over this year's budget.
Expenditure reductions were necessary to account for the loss of $940,000 of one-time federal funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Also Tuesday, the board:
Approved a salary increase for Patricia Wylie, director of curriculum, at 2.3 percent for the year, bringing her salary to $79,000.
Accepted assistant track and field coach retirements of Jill Warg, after eight years and Catherine Poust, four years of service.
Hired Crystal Baer as fitness center worker.
Agreed to a technology lease of $130,212 for districtwide computer network infrastructure. The annual lease payments are $32,553 beginning Aug. 1 through Aug. 1, 2014.
Appointed Lycoming County Central Collections Office as real estate tax collector for Jordan Township at $1 per tax notice.
Offered acting Superintendent Larry Potash a farewell after Potash served for three months in the position.
Held a brief executive session but did not take a vote after it.
The next board meeting is at 7 p.m. July 19.