The 2020-2021 budget process incorporated a balanced approach to maintain educational excellence and fiscal responsibility for the PVSD community . Approved by the Board of Directors , the $ 112,664,528 spending plan included : Additional staffing for instruction , teaching , security , and administration Expansion of technology resources in support of teaching and learning and general operations Continued funding for facilities upgrades and improvements
The School Board strategically applied a total of $ 2,398,445 ( 2.13 % Revenues of expenditures ) of reserve funds to balance the budget :
. 68 %
PSERS Reserve = $ 373,000 Debt Service Reserve = $ 225,445 Unreserved General Fund Balance = $ 1,500,000
COVID Reserve Funds = $ 300,000 Overall expenditures increased $ 127,119 or 0.112 % over the
previous year ' s budget . In addition to relying upon reserve funds , the district was able to offset increases in certain areas with reductions in other expenditure accounts . Large reductions in the area of health insurance , copier costs , technology lease agreements , building and department budgets , and attrition of positions were key steps taken to reduce expenditures . Other expenditure areas increased including state mandated PSERS contributions , charter school tuition , payroll , transportation by contract , and debt service .
Equipment & Supplies
The pandemic certainly influenced the budgeting process , impacting both revenues and expenditures . Typical data trends and analysis were upended due to circumstances of the pandemic and subsequent " unknowns ." Given the anticipated economic stress , revenue projections were lower in the areas of collected Earned Income Tax ( EIT ) and Real Estate ( RE ) Taxes . Administration maintained a conservative approach in expenditure predictions to reflect the unknowns of the pandemic ' s overall financial impact . The final budget , approved June 29 , 2020 , included a 2.3 % tax increase .
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