State College, PA: $250,000 increase for SPED

June 28, 2017, State College, PA, Centre Daily News: Penns Valley Area school board approves final 2017-18 budget with no tax increase The $26,751,238 budget for next school year is a 2.43 percent increase, or $635,386 more, from 2016-17. The budget includes an increase in retirement contributions of about $345,000, an increase in medical insurance of about $308,500, a charter school increase of about $42,000 and an increase of $250,000 for required services for special needs students.