Franklin Regional ends decade of tax increases
The Franklin Regional School Board snapped a 10-year streak of property tax hikes this week, but not without protest from one director.
The $49.5 million budget, the first in a decade without a tax increase, was approved 8-to-1 during the public meeting. Dennis Pavlik cast the lone dissenting vote.
“We didn't really do anything to cut costs,” Pavlik said after the meeting.
Pavlik previously said the board should have done more to cut recurring expenses.
He said more than one of 17 posts created by teacher retirements should have been eliminated to save money.
He also cited concerns over taking money from the fund balance to balance the 2013-14 budget without a property tax increase.
The budget includes a nearly $690,000 deficit. Money from the fund balance will be used to cover it.
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