The annual budget for the Avon Grove School District will likely always increase but the rate of increase has changed significantly in recent years based on the direction and priorities set by the Administration with the support of the current board. There are many financial challenges and choices to make how to manage the school district, determining what, when and how much to invest to ensure the school remains successful. There is a school board election every two years. The choices made in these elections have a direct impact on the trends illustrated below.
The table below shows the recent tax history of the Avon Grove School District and a basic projection into the near future that comes from a presentation
in January 2017 by the Business Manager. This projection only considers a operating expenses using assumptions stated in the meeting and most expenses gradually increase moving forward. The projection suggests that the Act 1 limit will rise significantly in the future in order to show that the projected increase is only using fraction of what is available. It does not include the impact of $148 million in facilities projects now being considered nor does it show a portion of revenue (debt placeholder) that is designated to fund a portion of that project. The increase for the new debt will be in addition to what is already projected as is the impact associated with the sale of Jennersville Hospital (>$500K annually or a nearly 1% for 2018-19) that is not covered in the projection.
(without new school projects)
Act 1 Estimated
|2013 - 2014||26.75|
|2014 - 2015||27.499||2.7%||2.8%|
|2015 - 2016||28.157||2.3%||2.4%|
|2016 - 2017||29.04||3.1%||3.2%|
|2017 - 2018||29.77||2.5%||3.3%|
2018 - 2019
|2019 - 2020||2.5%||3.0 - 4.4%|
|2020 - 2021||2.5%||3.0 - 4.4%|
|2021 - 2022||2.5%||3.0 - 4.4%|