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Date: June 28, 2017

  • Unsure on state, federal funding, GLSD adopts budget with 1.75-mill tax increase
  • DASD wins state literacy award
  • Unity zoning hearing board OKs Giant Eagle sign
  • Latrobe Legion hands first loss to Hempfield East
  • GL school board recognizes WPIAL, state championship baseball team



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Unsure on state, federal funding, GLSD adopts budget with 1.75-mill tax increase
By Dan Scifo
Bulletin Staff Writer

The Greater Latrobe school board adopted a budget that includes a tax increase, primarily because of uncertainties surrounding state and federal funding.

Greater Latrobe school board members Tuesday approved a final operating budget of $55,436,188 for the 2017-18 school year that includes a 1.75-mill tax increase to cover a $595,000 shortfall. The value of one mill is $340,000 and a 1.75-mill tax hike will equate to about a $46 increase for the average taxpayer. The millage rate of 79 mills will increase to 80.75 mills and remains below the average of 82.13 and fifth-lowest in the county.

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DASD wins state literacy award
Derry Area School District (DASD) took home first-place honors Tuesday at the Pennsylvania Literacy Conference in Hershey for its work to increase literacy outcomes from birth to age 5.

The district was among 11 state school districts to earn Keystones to Opportunity (KtO) Innovation Incentive Awards at the annual event.

(For more details, see today's Bulletin)



Unity zoning hearing board OKs Giant Eagle sign
BY GREG REINBOLD
Bulletin Staff Writer

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board voted Tuesday following a public hearing to approve a variance allowing installation of illuminated “Beer & Wine” lettering on the front of the Giant Eagle store in Mountain Laurel Plaza.

Bill Miller, of Signstat in Jeannette, testified on behalf of the supermarket chain. Signstat has been subcontracted by Blair Sign Co., of Altoona, to install the 24-inch tall lighted letters. Blair Sign Co. manufactures the custom lighted letters for Giant Eagle, but does not have an installation crew that covers this area, Miller said.

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