After months of work trying to balance its budget, the Central York school board learned it will receive some unexpected funding in the 2012-13 school year.
The district recently learned that it will receive an additional $120,000 in Title I funding as well as an accountability block grant of about $65,000.
The news comes as the board prepares to vote on a final 2012-13 budget of $74 million next week.
That budget does not include a tax hike, but does include a $275,000 deficit with district will have to cover with its fund balance.
With the block grant factored in, the deficit is likely to be closer to the $210,000 range, district business manager Brent Kessler said.
The Title I funding is federal funding based on the number of students qualifying for free or reduced-cost lunches. The funding must be used to help student achievement.
The money must be used in the district's three Title I schools and is expected to be available only during the 2012-13 school year.
Rick Byrd, assistant to the superintendent for curriculum, said the additional funding will likely be used to provide needed part-time staff at North Hills Elementary School.
"These assistants would be brought on with the understanding that this would only be a year-long commitment," he said.
The board is expected to vote to finalize the budget at 7 p.m. Monday at the administration building.
The tax rate would remain 17.76 mills, resulting in a tax bill of $2,664 for a $150,000 home. This would mark the second straight year Central has not raised the property tax rate. The district faced an initial tax cap of 2 percent for next year.