Brockway, PA – The Brockway Area School Board is preparing its budget for the next school year.

The school board presented the budget at Tuesday’s meeting, with the budget being proposed at the second May meeting on May 25. The budget is $17 million, which represents a 4% increase over the previous year. The increase is due to possible facility improvements.

Brockway is looking ahead, hoping that COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted enough next school year to return to normal activities. In a show of optimism, the ski club proposed its trips for the 2021-2022 school year, going to Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont in February or March and several trips to Holiday Valley, New York, during the ski season.

The board approved the Memorandum of Understanding with the school police officers. That agreement runs until 2024. They are also bringing in Clinger Sealcoating to recoat and repaint several parking areas for $11,900.

Preparing for graduation on May 28 at 8 p.m., the school board approved the list of graduates from the Class of 2021.

Board Member Robert Cherubini ended the meeting expressing his condolences to the families of Brockway community members who recently passed away, former staff members Dixie Murray and John Bernardo. Dixie was a speech therapist who also worked with the band front. John was a physical education and health teacher.

Click Here for Dixie Murray’s obituary. Click Here for John Bernardo’s obituary.

Brockway’s budget and general purposes meeting will be May 25 at 7 p.m.