CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - School board members voted 7-to-2 Monday for final approval of a 1999-2000 budget raising real estate taxes four mills for property owners in the Chambersburg Area School District.
The $53.5 million spending plan raises property taxes to 127.5 mills, according to Superintendent Dr. Edwin Sponseller. "Still by far the lowest millage rate in the area," he said, comparing it to the other four school districts in Franklin County.
Included in the new budget, which takes effect July 1, are raises for teachers and administrators averaging almost 3.5 percent a year over a 10-year period, Sponseller said.
The district and teachers reached an agreement on a four-year contract extension on June 9, Sponseller said. Three years of that contract have already run, so the extension runs through the next seven years, he said.