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Three Parkland bus drivers told school board directors that a decrease in pay during the summer for cleaning district buildings is a hardship.
Parkland School Directors approve a proposed final budget tax increase of 2.43% for the 2013-14 school year Tuesday night. However, further savings could trim the hike to 2% by June's final adoption.
Parkland's 10th annual Festival of the Arts features high school students and community members taking part in visual and performing arts.
The LEAD 21 language arts program was rolled out across the Parkland School District this year and has been a great success, according to Diane Neikam, Curriculum Supervisor of Elementary Education.
Parkland School District officials say the proposed final 2013-14 school budget will carry a tax increase of less than 2.5%. The proposed final budget will be introduced to the school board on May 21.
A state audit report says paying former Parkland Superintendent Louise Donohue for unused sabbatical leave was 'a questionable use of taxpayer funds.' Parkland says it had been offered to attract and retain the most qualified candidate.
The state Department of Auditor General calls interest rate swaps 'risky financial instruments that can needlessly waste taxpayer funds.' The school district says it does not have any current or near future plans for a swap transaction.
Development in neighboring South Whitehall and North Whitehall townships will help boost assessments and tax collection within the entire Parkland School District.
Parkland School District administrators, during an all-day budget seminar Friday, pointed out some of the major Upper Macungie development projects that will increase tax revenues in the district in coming years.
Parkland School District administrators and school directors met Friday to examine and discuss 2013-14 budget issues.
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