Galeton School District offers Tax Rebate Opportunity

Galeton Area School District will be offering an opportunity for residential property owners 55 years of age or older living in the Galeton Area School District to earn a tax rebate of up to $500.00 per household. 

This earned rebate may only be applied to residential real estate taxes and may not exceed your real estate taxes.

Skills, Knowledge and Interaction through Life Long Service


  1. To reduce the tax burden of citizens.
  2. To provide an opportunity for citizens to pass along knowledge and life experiences to students of Galeton Area School District.
  3. To develop school and community interaction and communication.

Program Qualifications:

  1. Residential property owner who is 55 years of age or older living in the Galeton Area School District. 
  2. Complete the following district requirements
  • Application form
  • Act 34 clearance
  • Child abuse clearance
  • Federal fingerprint clearance
  • Confidentiality form

Time Schedule:

  1. Each volunteer will be permitted to work up to 69 hours per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) at $7.25 per hour.
  2. Maximum residential tax rebate per househould is $500.00 per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30)
  3. Citizens may volunteer to work more than 69 hours with no additional rebate or pay
  4. Earned rebate may only be applied to residential real estate taxes
  5. Earned rebate may not exceed your real estate taxes

During the first year we will be able to accomodate only 15 volunteers – The program will be re-evaluated from year to year.

Cost the Act 34, Child abuse, as well as the fingerprint clearances will be paid by the Galeton Area School District.

Once the appropriate paperwork is complete, you will be asked to come in for a brief orientation with Mr. Wishard.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. David Wishard, Superintendent, at (814) 435-6571.         

Our community has a multitude of human resources that have remained as yet untapped.  Volunteers are a human resource who can enhance the learning environment for our children.    

*If you qualify and would like to apply for this program please click on the application attachment and submit to:

 Galeton Area School District

Attention: Laureen Cochran, Administrative Assistant

27 Bridge Street

 Galeton, PA  16922

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