WAYNESBORO, Pa. ? Waynesboro Area School Board members have before them a 2006-07 budget that includes a tax hike that is less than the increase first proposed.
The final draft of the $43.476 million budget presented Tuesday calls for a 4.887-mill increase in property taxes, which is down from the previous 6.4 mills and would translate into an additional $69 of taxes for the average property owner. That assumes the average assessed value of a house in the Borough of Waynesboro is $14,173.
"We have gone through and made some reductions," Business Manager Caroline Dean said.
The budget also changed because of the latest real estate assessment figures provided at the county level, she said.
Those assessments were in the district's favor, Dean said.
Each mill of taxes generates approximately $206,000 of revenue for the district, School Board President Larry Glenn said.
The school board must adopt the 2006-07 budget by June 30.