BUTLER TWP — The Butler School Board has approved a $91.6 million budget for the 2012-13 school year, raising property taxes by 2 mills.
The millage rate rises from 89.8 mills to 91.8 mills, pushing up taxes about $35 on a home assessed at $17,500. Taxes on the home would rise from $1,572 to $1,607.
Under the budget, 15 teachers, an administrator, a paraprofessional and a custodian/maintenance person who retired will not be replaced. Five paraprofessional jobs and one custodial/maintenance person’s job will be cut from full-time to part-time.
Also cut were $105,737 in transportation, $20,000 for technology, $19,000 for mid-day crossing guards, $11,000 from the athletic budget, $2,424 for intramural sports, and $1,700 on e-mail.
In two 6-3 votes Monday night, Karen Callihan, Bill Halle and Jim Keffalas voted against the budget and the tax increase. Voting for them were Helene Abramowitz, Carmen Bianco, John Conrad, Paula Opalka, Linda Patten and Don Pringle.