Scranton School District GO Bonds

CUSIP: 810827WN

NAME: Scranton School District GO Bonds (PA)

COUPON: 4.00%

MATURITY: 6/1/2032

BONDHOLDER SECURITY: General Obligation of School District and Insured by National State Aid Withholding

USE OF BOND PROCEEDS: The Series A-D Notes are being issued to refund/refinance a portion of the School District’s outstanding GO bonds, fund capital projects of the School District, and pay the costs and expenses incurred from issuing the Series A-D Notes.

RATINGS:            AA-    (S&P: stable outlook as of 3/17/17)

                               Insured:  A2 (Moody's as of 3/21/17)     

OBLIGOR PROFILE: Scranton School District is a public school district made up of 10 preschool/elementary schools, 3 junior high schools, and 3 high schools. It is located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, and serves 10,000 pupils through the employment of 900 teachers, 324 full-time and part-time support personnel, and 44 administrators.

  • State funding has been increasing since 2011
  • Local revenue has been gradually increasing since 2011
  • A law (Act 85) enacted in 2016 allows the PA Dpt. of Ed. to request available PA General Fund money if needed to make a debt service payment.
  • Enrollment has stagnated
  • The bonds are insured by National State Aid Withholding

(Source: Official Statement dated March 17, 2017)


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