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2018 School District Financial Statement Summary

By January 11, 2019No Comments

As we wrap up the June 30, 2018 audit cycle, we have summarized key financial information from our school district clients.  With over 20 clients, we now have a significant base to draw from.  The summary is broken down into three sections:  Government-Wide financial statements, General Fund financial statements and Food Service Fund.

Some overall observations include:

Government-Wide Financial Statements:

• The net pension liability stabilized but still generated net deficit positions

• Overall debt levels dropped

• The net OPEB liability increased significantly as a result of the implementation of GASB 75

General Fund Financial Statements:

• The majority of districts finished the June 30, 2018 year with a surplus before transfers to other funds

• The majority of districts committed or assigned a portion of their fund balance to PSERS rate stabilization and/or capital projects

Food Service Fund:

• Over half of the districts incurred losses for the year ended June 30, 2018

• Districts with their employees (as opposed to using contractors) have a deficit net position as a result of the net pension liability

School district clients included in this summary (in alphabetical order with no relation to numbers in the summary):

Abington School District
Bristol Township School District
Bucks County Intermediate Unit
East Stroudsburg Area School District
Exeter Township School District
Hatboro-Horsham School District
Lower Moreland Township School District
Methacton School District
Montgomery County Intermediate Unit
Neshaminy School District
Norristown Area School District
North Penn School District
Owen J. Roberts School District
Penn-Delco School District
Pennridge School District
Pennsbury School District
School District of Upper Moreland Township
Tredyffrin/Easttown School District
Upper Merion Area School District
Wissahickon School District

Any questions, contact Edward Furman, member of Maillie LLP’s Government and Non-Profit industry group at

Download the 2018 School District Financial Statement Summary here