Applicants can exclude half (1/2) of their Social Security income, allowing people with incomes well above $35,000 to receive a discount. Individuals must apply for the discount each year. This can be taken in addition to the Homestead/Farmstead Property Tax Relief. A 2007 study by Standard and Poors (commissioned by the PA General Assembly) examined whether consolidating the administrations of small school districts would save money if the resulting district had about 3,000 students.  Superintendents were asked about savings if their district merged with another district only at the administrative level, but did not close any of their schools. 42% of respondents believe that consolidation could lead to a reduction in costs. In addition, 63% of responding superintendents believed that consolidation with another district would help provide additional academic enrichment opportunities for students.  In March 2011, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Fiscal Responsibility Task Force published a report that consolidating school administrations with a neighboring district would save the Commonwealth $1.2 billion without imposing school consolidation.  In December 2008, the borough announced that 227 students, or 14.9%, were receiving special education services.   The Annville-Cléona School District offers a wide range of specialized educational services. Services and programs available in the district include learning assistance, language/linguistic assistance, secondary life skills support, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, vision, adaptive physical education, ESL/LEP, vocational training, and alternative secondary education programs. The District is required to conduct child tracing activities for children who are entitled to services under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act 1973.  The district is governed by 9 individually elected board members (each has a four-year term, staggered so that 5 members are elected in odd-numbered years, if county commissioners are also elected and 4 members are elected in odd-numbered years where only Township and Borough Council supervisors are elected), the Pennsylvania State Council, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
 The federal government controls the programs it funds, such as Title I Funding for Low-Income Children in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires the district to focus resources on student success in acquiring reading and math skills. . . .