BY STACI WILSON
The Susquehanna Community School Board adopted the 2018-19 budget at the Wednesday, June 20 meeting.
The $15,838,018 budget includes $20,000 for a new generator, $30,000 for parking lot sealing, $20,000 for track sealing and surfacing, and $40,000 for a new tractor, according to Superintendent Bronson Stone.
Susquehanna County property owners in the district will see a slight increase in taxes this year, with millage increasing 1.16 mils to 49.84. The millage rate for Wayne County property owners in the district was set at 14.52 mils.
The board also approved the Homestead/Farmstead Exclusion which will provide $313 in tax relief to property owners with primary residences in the district.
The board also voted in favor of adopting the job shadowing packet. At previous meetings, the board discussed how the district would work to have students meet the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act career readiness requirements.
Stone said, “The job shadowing packet will be used by students to prepare for and complete job shadowing opportunities during their sophomore, junior and senior year. Our goal is to have every student complete three three-hour job shadowing experiences before they graduate.”
Other items approved by the board include:
*contract with Barnes Kasson for first aid and initial assessment of student athletes for the 2018-19 school year;
*agreement with Lackawanna College for dual enrollment for the 2018-19 school year;
*extended agreement with Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital for Sports Medicine services for the 2018-19 school year;
*adopted the PSBA’s Principles for Governance and Leadership;
*awarded #2 fuel oil bid to Petroleum Traders Corp. as the low bidder at $2.37 per gallon, including delivery.
The Susquehanna Community School Board will not meet in July. The next meeting of the board will be held Wednesday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m., in the administration office conference room.