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Cheltenham School District Real Estate Tax Percentage Increases 2000/2001 - 2007/2008
This chart shows the the rate of real estate tax increases. Click on "[more]" to view the chart, a table and some explanations.

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What does this mean?
The increase in real estate taxes has exceeded the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) for the greater Philadelphia region as follows below, using CPI-U data from June of the year the budget was finalized for the next School District fiscal year. The CPI-U is an inflationary index published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The School District's fiscal year runs from July 1st to June 30th.

Cheltenham School District Real Estate Tax Percentage Increases and Consumer Price Index Percentage Increases
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Fund Balance Chart 1996/1997 - 2004/2005
The chart shows the funds balances for the School District of Cheltenham Township for the priod from 1996/1997 to 2004/2005. Click on "[more]" to view the chart and some explanations.

The blue bars show designated fund balances and the purple bars show undesignated funds. The red line show the trend for designated fund balances and the black line shows the trend for undesignated fund balances. Designated fund balances are restricted for specific programs or operations, and undesignated funds have no restrictions as to where they can be spent. The bottom line is that the undesignated fund balances have generally been decreasing and the designated fund balances have generally been remaining somewhat level.

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Debt Chart 1996/1997 - 2004/2005
The chart shows the debt for the School District of Cheltenham Township for the period from 1996/1997 to 2004/2005. Click on "[more]" to view the chart and some explanations.

The blue bars show retirement of or payment of debt during the year and the purple bars show new debt incurred during the year, both use the axis on the left. The red line shows the amount of outstanding debt at the end of the year and uses the axis on the right. The black line shows the trend for outstanding debt. The bottom lines are that the School District of Cheltenham Township has limited debt levels in comparison to other Pennsylvania school districts (generally in the 20th or lower percentile for debt service level in Pennsylvania), this is due in large part to a lack of renovation and rebuilding projects over the years and the associated limited need to sell bonds to raise funds for capital building projects; however, the District is now starting an era of major renovations and rebuilding so more bonds will need to be sold. The debt has been increasing, and there has been limited repayment of principal; and some savings and debt and interest reduction by refinancing existing debt, a practice that will likely end as interest rates are projected to be moving in an upward manner over the forseeable future. (District debt data for year 2002/2003 is not available.)

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2001/2002 - 2005/2006 Cheltenham School District Expense Charts
The 19 charts below show the dollar amounts spent per year from 2001/2002 - 2005/2006 by the Cheltenham School District in major expense areas, and the ranking of the District among the 501 Pennsylvania School Districts, with 1 being the highest amount of expenses, and 501 being the lowest amount of expenses. Click on "[more]" next to a chart title to view a chart.

1. Instruction Expenses Chart 2001/2002 - 2005/2006

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2. Support Services Expenses Chart 2001/2002 - 2005/2006

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3. Non Instructional Expenses Chart 2001/2002 - 2005/2006

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4. Current Expenditures Expenses Chart 2001/2002 - 2005/2006

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5. Other Financing Expenses Chart 2001/2002 - 2005/2006

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6. Instruction Expenses Chart 2001/2002 - 2005/2006

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7. Regular Education Expenses Chart 2001/2002 - 2005/2006

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8. Special Education Expenses Chart 2001/2002 - 2005/2006

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9. Vocational Education Expenses Chart 2001/2002 - 2005/2006

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10. Other Instructional Expenses Chart 2001/2002 - 2005/2006

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11. Pupil Personnel Expenses Chart 2001/2002 - 2005/2006

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12. Instructional Staff Expenses Chart 2001/2002 - 2005/2006

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13. Administration Staff Expenses Chart 2001/2002 - 2005/2006

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14. Pupil Health Expenses Chart 2001/2002 - 2005/2006

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15. Business Expenses Chart 2001/2002 - 2005/2006

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16. Operations and Maintenance Expenses Chart 2001/2002 - 2005/2006

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17. Transportation Expenses Chart 2001/2002 - 2005/2006

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18. Central Expenses Chart 2001/2002 - 2005/2006

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19. Other Expenses Chart 2001/2002 - 2005/2006

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Page revised 07.24.07