Director of Finance and Business Operations: Hamsini Rajgopal, Ed.D.
Phone: 724-274-5300


The Business Office is responsible for all financial issues for the District. It coordinates preparation of the annual budget; supervises school district investments, purchasing, accounts payable, payroll, and employee benefits; manages the bidding process; and oversees the Building and Grounds, Transportation, Technology, and Food Service Departments. The Business Office assists in the negotiation of employee contracts and facility-building projects.

Financial Information
District Budget: $24,655,258
Millage: 20.8377 
Homestead Credit: $134.556

Allegheny Valley School District Taxes are not collected in District offices. Please see the link for Municipal Information for the tax collector in the area where you reside or do business.

Allegheny Valley School District Real Estate Taxes are due as follows:
Discount – August 31
Face – October 31
10% Penalty Added – November 1

Installment Due Dates:
The Board of School Directors approved a resolution regarding the collection and payment of school real property taxes in installments as required by ACT 1. It should be noted that payment of school real estate taxes in the installments negates the 2% discount for early payment. It is advised that all residents calculate the loss of the 2% discount vs. the acceptance of installment tax payments. These payments will be due in equal installments on August 31st, October 31st, November 30th.

Homestead Credit:
Property tax bills for the 2019-20 will be reduced by $134.556 for qualified homeowners in the District under the ACT 1 Homestead Exemption program. This program is made possible through the distribution of a portion of gaming funds provided from taxes on the slots casinos throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

To qualify, the property must be an owner-occupied residence and the property owner must have filed and received approval via a homestead exemption application with Allegheny County by March 1, 2020. To check the homestead exemption status of your property, visit the Allegheny County web site

Allegheny County Property Assessment Information
Information regarding the assessments of properties can be obtained by going to the Office of Property Assessment on the Allegheny County web site. The information available includes appeal forms, change of address forms, exemptions, the real estate web site, application for abatement, and information on how property is valued, Act 77 – Senior Citizen Tax Relief, Act 202 – New Construction, and Act 42 – Application for Homestead Improvements.

Allegheny County Tax Office: 412-350-4100
Office of Property Assessment: 412-350-4600
Change of Address Department: 412-350-4107

Municipal Information:

The Borough of Cheswick
220 South Atlantic Avenue
Cheswick, PA  15024
Lorraine Zebrine: 724-274-5125

The Borough of Springdale
325 School Street
Springdale, PA  15144
Mary Wygonik: 724-274-6800

Harmar Township
701 Freeport Road
Cheswick, PA  15024
Laura Conte: 724-274-4550xxx  

Springdale Township
100 Plate Drive 
Harwick, PA  15024
Beth Olejarz: 724-274-4034xxx