North Allegheny to consider pension resolution
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The North Allegheny School Board will consider a resolution next week that will ask the General Assembly to reform the pension system for public employees.
The resolution, which will be voted on during the board's June 27 meeting, notes that the district's contribution into the pension system will be $7.9 million this year, an increase of $2 million or 12.36 percent.
In the 2017-18 school year, the district estimates that pension costs will be $20 million.
The resolution asks the legislature to reform the system for future employees.
But three board members didn't think the resolution went far enough because it did not ask that the system be reformed for current employees.
Board President Maureen Grosheider, who wrote the resolution, said she considered including that request.
"Frankly, after five years of no activity on the pension front from the legislature, this would at least be a step in the right direction," she said.
Board member Christopher Jacobs said he would work on rewording parts of the resolution for the June 27 meeting.
First Published June 20, 2012 9:30 pm