The Central York School Board this week unanimously approved a preliminary final budget that does not include a tax increase.
The proposed 2012-13 budget has revenue totaling $73.7 million and expenses totaling $74 million. The deficit of about $275,000 will be covered by the district's fund balance.
The administration previously cut about $1 million from the budget, in part by not filling five professional positions ($502,000), three support staff positions ($100,000) and by eliminating elementary team leaders ($60,000).
The district also will save money by using a new electric provider ($100,000) and will save about $50,000 by returning some alternative education students to the building.
Also proposed is operating two elementary autistic classrooms with district staff instead of contracting for services with the Lincoln Intermediate Unit. That's projected to save the district about $205,000.
At Monday's meeting, business manager Brent Kessler said the district saw a decrease in its adult education, diesel fuel and required training program costs. Kessler told the school board those savings totaled about $105,000.
Kessler also said the district anticipates the return of some accountability block grant funding in the amount of about $100,000.
If Central adopts the budget as proposed, it will mark the district's second straight year without a tax increase. The school board last approved a tax hike in June 2010, of 2.9 percent.
The district's tax rate of 17.76 mills means a tax bill of about $2,664 on a $150,000 home.
The board is expected to vote to finalize the budget on June 18th at 7 p.m. at the admin building.