The Harrisburg School District announced a change to the 2021-22 budget on Wednesday, after additional funding was allocated to the school.
Receiver Janet Samuels approved a revised budget of $184.8 million, closing a deficit and creating a nearly balanced budget. The budget does not raise property taxes.
Just last week, Samuels had approved a budget that used some of its federal Elementary Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds to close a $5.6 million budget deficit.
District officials explained that they are receiving an additional $5.4 million in state grant money, from the Level Up PA School Funding program and Basic Education Funding. They also will receive another $356,000 in special education funding from the state.
Therefore, the new budget is nearly in balance without needing to tap the ESSER funds.
For more information, visit the district’s website.
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