BUDGET PROPOSAL


BUDGET PROPOSAL
Effect on school districts
The proposed Pennsylvania budget has school districts receiving a 1 percent increase in their basic subsidy for the next school year -- a drop from the 3 percent to 4 percent increases seen in the past few years. Here is a breakdown of what school districts in Lawrence and Mercer counties received last year and what they will receive if Gov. Mark Schweiker's budget is approved:
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Lawrence County
ELLWOOD CITY AREA: $8,930,182 $9,019,484
LAUREL $5,745,873 $5,803,332
MOHAWK AREA: $7,841,359 $7,919,773
NESHANNOCK: $2,274,152 $2,296,894
NEW CASTLE AREA: $15,581,545 $15,737,360
SHENANGO AREA: $5,394,247 $5,448,189
UNION AREA: $3,527,299 $3,562,572 WILMINGTON AREA: $4,563,581 $4,609,217
Mercer County
COMMODORE PERRY: $2,858,695 $2,887,282
FARRELL AREA: $5,171,190 $5,222,902
GREENVILLE AREA: $4,704,071 $4,751,112
GROVE CITY AREA: $6,483,986 $6,548,826
HERMITAGE $4,690,137 $4,737,038
JAMESTOWN AREA: $2,217,492 $2,239,667
LAKEVIEW: $5,065,826 $5,116,484
MERCER AREA: $4,343,661 $4,387,098
REYNOLDS: $6,289,646 $6,352,542
SHARON: $9,862,757 $9,961,385
SHARPSVILLE AREA: $4,111,392 $4,152,506
WEST MIDDLESEX AREA: $3,935,211 $3,974,563
Source: Pa. Department of Education

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