Local property taxes may still be too high for some Octorara residents but local home owners can take solace knowing Octorara’s annual spending plan presentations, meticulously prepared each year by business manager Dan Carsley (above), are among the best in the United States.
According to a report in LancasterOnline written by local reporter Debbie Wygent,
“The Octorara Area School District is one of only four school districts nationwide to have received a prestigious budgeting award from the Association of School Business Officials International.
“The Pathway to the Meritorious Budget Award went to Octorara, and to a district in Texas and two in Illinois.
“Dan Carsley, Octorara’s business manager, said it was the district’s first attempt to win the award, which is given to school districts for excellence in budget presentation.”
Read what the district did to qualify for the award and Dr. Newcome’s reaction on Lancaster Online here.