Several Beaver County School Districts Apply For Act 1 Status

Several Beaver County school districts have applied for Act 1 status, which would allow them to increase property taxes over the state limit. These districts include Ambridge Area, Blackhawk, Central Valley, Freedom Area, South Side Area and Western Beaver. However, local district officials say that applying for Act 1 is only a way to give the district options, not a guarantee that taxes will be raised.