Special report: Schools decide how to...

Special report: Schools decide how to spend excess funds

There are 8 comments on the York Dispatch story from Feb 28, 2011, titled Special report: Schools decide how to spend excess funds. In it, York Dispatch reports that:

It's time to break the piggy bank. School districts around York County have been building up fund balance reserves for years.

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York, PA

#1 Feb 28, 2011
well one thing we know for sure. you will end up
waisting the money. why not raise taxes and waste
more of OUR money.
In The Know

Smithsburg, MD

#2 Feb 28, 2011
Whatever reserve funds these districts have should be used along with pay cuts for the top administration and a pay freeze for other employees to balance budgets.

There should be no property tax hikes this year yet this is what every school district is planning after their dog and pony shows of "cuts."

“Onward and Upward”

Since: Jun 08

York, PA

#3 Mar 1, 2011
Definition of Fund Balance: excessive taxation. There is no reason for a fund balance in light of school districts' ability to float tax anticipation bonds. Districts with surpluses spend them. It's time to put an end to direct taxation by school boards and eliminate school property taxes. Schools should be allocated funds by the state based on student count and reasonable special circumstances. Then, it would be up to the district to operate within their means.

York, PA

#4 Apr 1, 2011
Give the $$$$$$$$ back to the taxpayers!!!!!!!!!

York, PA

#5 Apr 1, 2011
thank god no tax increases

York, PA

#6 Apr 9, 2011
Must be nice to get away with robbery!!!!

York, PA

#7 Apr 11, 2011
Pay Freezes, teacher lay off's, building complaints out the A S. Nobody is satisfied. It'll be here until the earth ceases to exist.

If you are that upset about the tax structure - MOVE

York, PA

#8 Apr 17, 2011
Didn't we just hear that they were all broke! And that
they would have to even close down some schools? So you may see why I'm confused! Was that just another ploy to get more money out of the tax-payers? What is it with any type of government FED, State ,local I repeat we are not your personal Slush funds! We have to use our saved cash just to survive! Learn from us be FRUGAL!

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