GREENCASTLE, PA. -- The Greencastle-Antrim School District on Thursday night approved its 2008-09 budget, which includes a 2.8-mill tax increase.
The tax increase is 1.9 mills less than the initial budget proposed in April. The general fund budget for the next school year has been set at $32,348,710.
"Our first budget came in at (a 4.7-mill tax increase), and we somewhat rejected it and asked our business manager to take another look at it," board President Daniel J. Fisher said. "It came back at 3.2 (mills), and we asked him to look once again with an aim at 2.9 (mills).
"He came back with 2.8 (mills), which I strongly recommend," he said.
Business Manager Richard G. Lipella recommended the budget, which will increase the real estate tax from 88.9 mills to 91.7. It passed by a 7-2 vote, with Arnie P. Jansen and Kristy M. Faulkner casting the only votes against it.