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This slide from Dan Carsley’s January Presentation illustrates the perplexities of Octorara’s budgeting challenge and why school board members complain about the “uncontrollable” financial burdens placed on the district by the state legislature and governor. Let


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Today’s comment of note comes from Parkesburg native and former Borough Council President David Jones.  David, who’s experience working both sides of the organized labor table is unequaled in this community, can always be counted on


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On Friday we took a close look at Octorara’s state and local funding sources.  Today we shift the conversation to how the District spends it’s monies. As the district wades into this year’s budget discussion its


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Yesterday we looked at Octorara’s funding sources and what the federal and state government contribute; about 29% of Octorara’s $45 million dollar budget with the balance coming from a variety of “local” sources. Today we’ll look


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The series on Octorara’s budgeting process continue this morning with a look back at Octorara’s 2011-12 fiscal year.  Only by looking back and understanding the past can any of us “rookies” hope to understand this year’s


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New-to-the-scene tax activists like Tim Alexander, with at best an elementary understanding of how education funding in Pennsylvania works, are prone to take a few numbers and extrapolate the figure into what they portray as a


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Octorara officials posted the draft of last week’s school board meeting minutes continuing the discussion of the important topics the board and community are considering including: Preliminary annual budget – Reminding everyone that the district budgeting


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As if we haven’t had enough news about the preliminary budget Octorara’s board of director’s passed this week (the guy running Parkesburg Today’s comment board is exhausted and asking for a day off!), this exchange at


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Ellen brown posted her notes from Monday night’s Octorara School District’s board meeting on her Octorara Report blog here. Ellen’s post included a memo explaining the annual budget process and efforts made by district administrators and


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Superintendent Tom Newcome extends invitation to local tax activist. By Jack Mariano Octorara school directors last night unanimously accepted the preliminary 2013-2014 budget as each member voiced “yes” to a voice vote. But the BIG story


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