West Allegheny's proposed budget for the next school year contains no tax increase.
School board members voted 7-0 tonight, with two members absent, to approve a $55.4 million spending plan for 2013-14 and a property tax rate of 18.41 mills.
The rate decreased from 22 mills because of Allegheny County property reassessments. Whether an individual tax bill rises or falls depends on each property valuation.
The state had OK'd the district for special tax increases for retirement expenses and special education, but the school board chose not to use them.
Instead, a $2.1 million revenue shortfall will be funded by district savings.
Final budget adoption will be June 19.
Andrea Iglar, freelance writer: email@example.com.