The York Suburban School Board planned to address several items at Monday night's meeting, including reorganizing the board and hearing the preliminary budget numbers.

Only the former was achieved. Board member Lynne Leopold-Sharp was elected president and board member William Kirk was elected vice-president.

Due to the last-minute illness of business manager Dennis Younkin, the board did not hear a presentation on the projected revenues of the district, as initially planned. The board would then have heard a presentation on projected expenses at its Dec. 17 meeting.

Instead, the board will hear both presentations at the Dec. 17 meeting and allow time for public comment on both at that meeting. Previously, Younkin said that the board will be asked to consider a millage increase of 1.7 percent.

Currently the district's millage rate is 20.7122. The increase would raise it to 21.0643.

The average mill in the district generates about $1.7 million, Younkin said.

A mill is equal to $1 for every $1,000 of assessed property value.

Additionally, the board plans to schedule a public meeting devoted to the budget in the evening during the week of Jan. 21. That meeting will give the public a chance to question specific line items and learn what they stand for. It will also precede the first board vote on the budget.


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