County to disperse more than $260,000 in legal fine receipts to school districts

YORK – York County will be dispersing more than $250,000 to local school districts – money that was paid as fines by those who committed traffic violations and other crimes in this jurisdiction.

Sending collected fines to school districts is required by state statute.

The York County Commissioners approved the disbursement of $261,268. Of that amount, $124,000 will go to the York School District alone.

“These dollars are from the fines that have been collected in the county,” explained Commissioner Chairman Randy Obermier.

Commissioner Woody Ziegler asked how the different amounts, for the different districts, is determined.

York County Treasurer Megan Williams said the formula is based on the school populations. “It’s based on how many students is in each district and the school districts come up with the figures, for the percentages.”

“And remember, these are fines that have been collected by York County,” Obermier said.

Ziegler, a retired school administrator, joked that “school districts always look forward to these. I guess, speed in York County.”

His joke was met by laughter from the audience on hand for this commissioner meeting, with Deputy York County Attorney Christopher Johnson also joking, “I guess that would be an interesting slogan.”

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