In 2007, the average teacher salary in the district was $46,011 for 180 days worked. The district ranked eighth in Clarion County for average teacher salary in 2007. In 2009, the district employs over 70 teachers with a salary range of $40,000 to $70,000.
In September 2010, the Pennsylvania Auditor General conducted a performance audit of the district. Findings were reported to the school board and administration.
In 2010 the district reported that 43% of its pupils lived in poverty. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Allegheny-Clarion Valley School District reported 338 students receiving free or reduced lunches due to low family income in the 2007-2008 school year.
In 2008, Allegheny-Clarion Valley School District reported spending $13,806 per pupil. This ranked 116th in the commonwealth. In 2010 the per pupil spending had increased to $11,171.29 Among the states, Pennsylvania’s total per pupil revenue (including all sources) ranked 11th at $15,023 per student, in 2008-09. In 2007, the Pennsylvania per pupil total expenditures was $12,759.
In 2008, the district reported holding $1,707,808 in unreserved-designated funds and $1,457,895 in unreserved-undesignated funds.
The district is funded by a combination of: local earned income tax, property taxes, real estate transfer tax, and grants coupled with substantial funding from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the federal government. Grants provide an opportunity to supplement school funding without raising local taxes. In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pension income and Social Security income are exempted from state personal income tax and local earned income tax regardless of the income level.
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