Peters
Township
School District
631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724-941-6251
Fax: 724-941-6565
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Budget Snapshot

2016-2017 Budget: $62.4 million

  • Increase from 2015-16: 5.2%

  • Millage: 113.4 Mills

  • 1 Mill Generates $341.500

  • 2016-2017 Enrollment: 4093 (projected)
Fiscal Management in Peters Township
"Peters Township in Washington County has to be one of the best education values in the state, if not the best, in terms of outcomes per dollar expended. Revenue in 2012-13 totaled $11,602 per student ($3,000 lower than the state average), $8,925 local and $2,608 from the state and a very small amount of Federal. Here’s the astounding academic news. 93 percent of test takers scored proficient or advanced in math, 98.6 percent in reading, and 85 percent in science. These scores are head and shoulders above the three wealthy districts discussed above and achieved with per student funding at barely half those districts." View complete article.
 
- Allegheny Institute for Public Policy, Feb. 9. 2015 Policy Brief
 
Washington County Reassessment Information

All Peters Township property owners should have received their new property tax assessment forms from Washington County. Although these numbers are preliminary and will not be finalized until the appeals process is completed, below are some calculations that may help you determine your new estimated school tax.

While some homeowners may see an increase as a result, others will see an overall decrease. By law, a reassessment cannot result in a windfall for a taxing body. All school districts must decrease millage following a countywide reassessment so that the total amount of taxes levied are no more than the preceding year’s Act I Index, currently 2.4%, greater than the total amount the district levied on those properties in the preceding fiscal year. As a result of the reassessment, the current millage of 113.4 will potentially be reduced to an estimated millage range of 12.72 to 13.02 mills.

To estimate your new school tax obligation, multiply your new 2017 assessment by .01272 to .01302 to determine your estimated payment range.

For example: If your home was valued at $27,200 under the old assessment, your school tax obligation was $3084. The same property with a new 2017 assessed value of $310,000, may pay approximately $3,943 to $4,036. This is an increase of 28% to 31%.

Please note that these estimates do not consider the effect of the homestead farmstead exclusion.

More information about the assessments may be found on the Washington County Website at: http://www.co.washington.pa.us/index.aspx?NID=220

PTSD Budget Outlook
Learn more about the District budget by viewing the "Budget Outlook" links below. These quick reference guides will detail budget figures and explain the budget process - index, exceptions, and some of the difficult decision involved in establishing the District budget regarding finances.
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Peters
Township
School District
Peters Township School District
631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724-941-6251
Fax: 724-941-6565
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