CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The proposed 2000-2001 budget for the Chambersburg Area School District calls for a tax hike that would average $19 per property owner.
The $56,774,475 budget proposal, unveiled at Wednesday night's meeting of the district's Board of School Directors, would raise taxes 2.5 mills to a total of 130 mills, according to Superintendent Dr. Edwin Sponseller. A mill represents $1 in taxes for every $1,000 of assessed value on a property.
Despite the increase, Sponseller said the district's real estate tax will remain one of the lowest among the 501 school districts in Pennsylvania. As of the current school year, only 42 districts tax at a lower rate, he said.
District Business Manager George Fike said each mill will generate $186,560, a 2.7 percent increase over the current year. The tax increase will raise $466,000 to balance the budget.