Moon Area School District's Business Office is housed in Central Administration and is responsible for most aspects of school district money management including budgeting, accounting, human resources, payroll, accounts payable, purchasing, inventory control and asset management. The primary function of the Business Office is to provide financial support to staff and students of the district as directed by the Board of Education. Please browse the links below to gain a clearer picture of the district's financial state.
Requests for Proposal
None at this time.
2015-16 Budget Process
Approval of the 2015-16 preliminary budget will be considered at the Feb. 9, 2015, meeting of the Moon Area School District Board of Education. The preliminary budget is a necessary, non-binding step of the state-mandated budgeting process for Pennsylvania schools. The formulation and recommendation for approval of the preliminary budget is being done for the sole purpose of satisfying the requirements of Act 1 by preserving the school board's ability to qualify for Act 1 index exceptions. This preliminary budget should NOT be viewed as an estimate of the actual budget that will be formulated at a later date. The actual real estate tax millage rate for 2015-16 will be determined upon the approval of the final Moon Area School District budget in June 2015.
MASD's 2009-10 reimbursement for qualified property owners is $135.55. To qualify for this reimbursement on your property tax bill by filling out a form or checking to see if your property is enrolled in the program, click here. Governor Rendell signed Special Session Act 1 of 2006 or the Taxpayer Relief Act on June 27, 2006. This law eases the financial burden of home ownership by providing school districts the means to lower property taxes to homeowners, especially senior citizens, via the funding provided by gaming revenue.
Public Records Requests
Various district documents are open to the public following the adoption of the state Right-To-Know Law. However some documents warrant a written request. For more information, visit our Public Records Request site.
Construction Documents and PlanCon Information
Monthly financial statements relating to Moon Area's secondary schools campus renovation and construction project are available on our construction blog along with frequent updates and photos. For information on the state Department of Education, Planning and Construction Workbook process, click here.
Pennsylvania School Employee Retirement System Funding Crisis
MASD Board of Education members unanimously passed a resolution during their April 12, 2010, business meeting. The resolution urges lawmakers to pursue legislative action to correct massive problems with the Pennsylvania Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS). In 2009-10, Moon Area School District contributed 4.78 percent to the system. PSERS Board of Directors already has voted to increase employer contributions to 8.22 percent for the 2010-11 school year, which represents a 72 percent hike over the current contribution rate. However, projections show that within the next four years district contributions to the system will leap to 33.60 percent - a 602 percent increase from current district contributions. They are expected to stay above 30 percent until 2020. All 500 school districts in Pennsylvania are struggling with this issue that has occurred due to a series of actions in Harrisburg and recent stock market drops.
Senior Citizen Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program
Property tax help is available for Pennsylvania senior citizens age 65 and older, widows or widowers age 50 and older and permanently disabled persons age 18 and older as they live on fixed incomes but are faced with rising property taxes. The state Taxpayer Relief Act is helping seniors and disabled residents remain in their homes and make ends meet through property tax relief. The income eligibility level for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program has been raised from $15,000 a year to $35,000 a year, excluding half of Social Security income, and the maximum rebate was increased from $500 to $650 for homeowners. Click here for more informationand a downloadable PA-1000 form. Deadline to apply is June 30.