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Proposed Final East Penn Budget Available for Review

East Penn Board of School Directors will vote on final 2012-2013 budget at June 25 meeting.

The East Penn Board of School Directors has been on a brief meeting hiatus due to the Memorial Day holiday this week.

At the board’s last meeting on May 14, the board adopted the proposed final 2012-2013 budget in the amount of $125,195,028. That budget, which includes a 1.9 percent tax hike, is available for public review in the following ways:

  • By visiting the , Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. (excluding school holidays)
  • Through the East Penn School District web site
  • At the
  • At the .

Will you review the proposed final budget before the board votes in June?

The next meeting of the East Penn Board of School Directors is on Monday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the District Administrative Offices. The board will vote on the final 2012-2013 budget at its June 25 meeting.

Garrett Rhoads June 05, 2012 at 04:59 PM
I am not a member of CEPTA and I would appreciate it if you would not ASSume to know anything about me since you obviously don't. I am nothing more that a concerned citizen and a pissed off taxpayer. Perhaps if you had enough intestinal fortitude to let the public know who you were, we might take your comments seriously. You are nothing more than a coward and a shill for the PSEA.
Garrett Rhoads June 05, 2012 at 05:43 PM
How on earth do you use comparisons of gas (a commodity with limited availablity), healthcare (the cost of which is rife with regulation and litigation), and other short term federal "gimmees" (TARP funds) to associate with the cost of education? Your argument makes no sense. What the public needs to know is WHY the cost of education continues to spiral out of control. The answer is labor costs. It accounts for over 50% of our budget.
truth seeker June 05, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Charter school reimbursement and the block grants were not TARP funds. They were in place well before TARP. I know your folks want everybody to believe that the state is innocent and never cut aything but rather it was all 1 time stimulus money that disappeared. My previous post was not a comparison, it was a questioning of your use of the word rape. I was just curious if you apply that to other cost increases.
Garrett Rhoads June 05, 2012 at 07:16 PM
1) I have no "folks". I speak for myself as a free and independent citizen. To assume that I am part of a greater conspiracy is absurd. 2) We can agree that the state's abandonment of it's financial responsibility to our educational system is abhorrent. It disgusts me that an unfair portion of state taxpayer money gets funneled into failing school districts in large cities to buy votes at the detriment of our own youth. I will be working with some of our state representatives this year to try to help solve the problem, including a door to door petition campaign. 3) As for your questioning of my use of the word rape; until you have the cataclysmic event of that most unfortunate act perpetrated upon one of your loved ones (as I have), I would think it unwise of you to question my syntax. Maybe one day you'll have the courage and honor to let the rest of the readers of this board actually know who you are. Until then, I consider your posts to be marginal at best, and not worth the time it takes to read them. Any cowardly radical with an opinion can post anonymously. It takes a "stand up" citizen to put their name on a public post. I proudly volunteer time and money in my community including at my children's school (Willow Lane). The EPSD taxpayers know who I am and I make no apologies for my opinions. What say you?
truth seeker June 05, 2012 at 09:56 PM
I feel awful for any victim of such an act. You can feel however you like about my screen name or posts, I don't care. Also, not sure where you get anything about a conspiracy. I never said that. You pick interesting words and sometimes make up facts to make your points. Any plans to run for office?

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