Lower Merion cuts reimbursements from school budgets to close state funding gap

    With less state funding coming in, Lower Merion School District has plans to cut some of its reimbursements to close a much larger budget gap than expected.
    Now facing $1.4 million in cuts, the Main Line Times reports, the district had to adjust its proposed $204 million budget.

    Cuts will be made to the reimbursement for money the district pays for students at charter schools and to the reimbursement of Social Security money.

    The district will now get a 15 percent Social Security reimbursement instead of 50, a loss of $845,000. The charter reimbursement cuts will total $82,000.

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