CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Additional special education funding from the state has allowed the Chambersburg Area School District to whittle another half a mill off the anticipated real estate tax increase for the 1998-99 school year.
The administration is asking for a 3-mill increase in taxes to a total of 123.5 mills, with 1.5 mills dedicated to upgrading technology at the schools. When the budget plan was unveiled in April, the administration was asking for a 4-mill increase, but that was trimmed to 3.5 in the tentative budget approved in May.
The 3-mill tax hike means the average property owner's taxes will increase $19.16, Fike said.
A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed property value.
"Last year we had two members of the public. This year I see we have at least three," School Board President Eugene Gayman said at Wednesday night's public hearing on the $51.9 million spending plan. A final vote on the package is scheduled for June 10.