The Mt. Lebanon School Board adopted on Monday an $87.92 million budget for the 2014-15 school year that will be balanced with a 0.54-mill tax increase and $750,000 from the district's cash reserves. The new tax rate will be 23.15 mills. The school district, pressured by rising health care costs and retirement obligations, cut about $353,000 in spending by replacing retirees with cheaper, new hires and by reducing overtime as well as the supply and technology budgets.
Carlynton school directors voted Monday night to approve a proposed final budget that includes a tax increase. The budget sets a 2014-15 millage rate of 19.604; the current rate is 19.089 mills.
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