South Fayette proposes school budget with tax increase

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South Fayette school board members tonight approved a $44.5 million proposed budget for the 2014-15 school year that would raise property taxes by 0.8357 mills for general and retirement expenses.

The increase would cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional $83.57 a year. Total millage rate would be 25.5483 mills.

Officials planned to consider further spending reductions prior to final budget approval June 24.

“Approving the budget tonight does not prevent the board from making any alterations,” Superintendent Bille Rondinelli said.

The board vote was 6-1, with Todd Petrillo voting no because he opposed a tax increase. Member Alan Vezzi was absent, and one seat was vacant due to the recent death of Frank Morelli.

Andrea Iglar, freelance writer:

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