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Update: Upper Dublin School Board Meeting

Check out the agenda for the meeting.

 

UPDATE: The Upper Dublin School Board said it will host meetings that will focus on the budget on Feb. 25 and March 18. The school board president said the board is "very early" in the budget process.

See the story here.

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According to the draft agenda, the Upper Dublin School Board will discuss:

  • The disposal of excess, obsolete, and non-repairable equipment and
  • The township’s use of the school district's indoor facilities 

The school board will also likely recommend the approval of the 2013-14 preliminary budget. 

The school board will meet at 6 p.m. in the Cardinal Room in the high school.

To see the entire agenda, see the attached pdf.

danny roturra February 04, 2013 at 09:11 PM
let's see...first they'll raise taxes and then discuss raising taxes some more. whatever they do i hope they don't make any cuts, but rather add some more superfluous programs. maybe, just maybe add fifteen or twenty more unnecessary assistants to the superintendent who always seeks increases to justify his existence.
qdogPa February 04, 2013 at 11:18 PM
This constant raising of taxes to pay for pension and healthcare benefits of UDSD staff is not going away, as a matter if fact likely to get much worse before it flattens out..Without comprehensive reform to benefits offered, there will be program cuts, fees and more tax increase..time to dump the defined pension plans for an employee funded with a match of some sort ffrom the district...and healthcare plans need to be SHARED on a more equal basis...
Mischa Arnosky February 05, 2013 at 02:14 AM
Just got back from the meeting. One resident did bring up the issue of having an assistant superintendent; not much talk on the budget though. I'll have more tomorrow morning.
UpsetUDTaxpayer February 11, 2013 at 06:29 PM
qdogPA- I agree that there has to be some adjustment with how people are being paid / benefits, etc. At the last school board meeting, I happened to be sitting next to a group of ladies that were talking about the pension issue stating a lot of the same things you did in your post. Turns out that there was a teacher near them (I do not know her name) and said,"I have been paying my 7.5% of my salary every year toward the pension and the district chose not to pay the matching money for years! Now the teachers look bad because money is short, the district chose not to pay into the pension plan at the full rate and now the state government is making them put up the money." On a whim, I did some research, and it looks like she is right! The following editorial is a little outdated but it appears to sum things up pretty succinctly! http://www.pennlive.com/editorials/index.ssf/2012/03/tip_of_the_iceberg_pensions_ma.html Looks like our school board and the state combined to make this mess and the teachers appear to be an easy target for the blame. If you google teacher pension problems + PA there is a plethora of info that backs this up. Amazing.

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