By PATRICK CLOONAN pcloonan@indianagazette.net
Jun 26, 2018

Indiana County school districts all received boosts in state subsidies in the 2018-19 budget approved last week by the General Assembly, House Majority Leader Dave Reed, R-Indiana, said over the weekend.

The 62nd District representative said subsidies range from $17.1 million for Indiana Area to $8.2 million for Homer-Center, while increases ranged from $192,731 (1.6 percent) for Purchase Line to $682,274 (3.9 percent) for Indiana Area.

Other funding increases:

• Blairsville-Saltsburg, $325,499 (2.2 percent) increase to $14.8 million

• Marion Center, $345,151 (2.5 percent) increase to $13.7 million

• United, $226,082 (1.9 percent) increase to $12.1 million

• Purchase Line, $192,731 (1.6 percent) increase to $12.1 million

• Penns Manor Area, $185,590 (1.8 percent) increase to $10.3 million

• Homer-Center, $197,752 (2.4 percent) increase to $8.2 million

Reed said those amounts cover state plans for basic education, special education and Ready-To-Learn Block Grants, and that the budget also provides the state’s share of district Social Security and pension expenses.

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