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RTM School Board Approves $80.6 Budget

The Rose Tree Media School Board unanimously approved the 2011-2012 school budget at its meeting Thursday.

The unanimously approved the 2011-2012 school budget at its meeting Thursday.

Rose Tree Media School District Finance Committee Chair Bill O’Donnell said there are cuts within the budget but none of those are affecting programs.

The district lost $1.1 million in state funding but it was also able to make reductions in professional services for substitute teachers, security guards, travel expenses and equipment requests in order to prevent a tax increase, according to Director of Management Service for the District Grace Eves.

The current tax rate is 22.25 mills and will remain the same for next year. That means the average homeowner’s property assessment of $205,173 would have a school tax bill of $4,566, according to Eves.

To view the full budget click here or click on the PDF file above. 

Seth Cirker June 27, 2011 at 03:33 PM
This might be a good fit - check out a new safety technology called SituCon (www.situcon.com) that schools around the country are deploying which also protects student and teacher privacy. It’s the best of both worlds – safety and privacy. This technology places “eyelids” over the cameras, so that they are only opened when needed. It also gives teachers wireless emergency buttons - If danger arises, with the push of one of these buttons emergency notifications are sent to school administrators and first responders, which detail who pressed the button and where they are in the building. At the same time, as the camera's eyelids open, live video of the situation can be viewed at dispatch centers and on smart phones. An article about it: http://thejournal.com/articles/2011/06/22/new-york-school-district-rolls-out-emergency-devices.aspx

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