Wednesday, June 30, 2021

North Schuylkill Approves 2021-2022 Budget with a Tax Increase

The North Schuylkill School Board approved their 2021-2022 Budget last Wednesday during their June Monthly meeting.

The approval comes with $982,569 or 3.1% increase in estimated expenditures over the previous year's budget that will also include a 1.49 mil tax increase.

The district says that the increase should cost each homeowner on average of $33 more than last year.

A statement from President Charles Hepler, Superintendent Dr. Robert Ackell, and Business Manager Robert L. Amos after the meeting stated "The increase is primarily a reflection of the years of underfunded mandates placed on the district by the state legislate, no basic education fund increase in the current year, and the uncertainty of funding for next year.  Charter school cost increased by approximately $440,000 or 43% from the prior year and is anticipated to increase by 2.5% next year, while the district's portion of the state basic education subsidy did not increase in the current year".

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