Greensburg Salem school directors to vote on limiting amount of tax increase
Greensburg Salem school directors will vote next week on limiting the amount of a tax increase with the next budget.
Directors will vote Wednesday to impose a real estate tax increase no greater than 2.2 mills for the 2014-15 budget.
During a meeting Wednesday, directors briefly discussed an involved resolution stemming from Act 1 of 2006.
Under the law, school districts either must limit the amount of a tax increase to a set percentage, or index, or file papers with the state to seek exceptions and exceed the limit.
Greensburg Salem's index is 2.7 percent, or the equivalent of 2.2 mills.
Business Manager James Meyer said 2.2 mills would generate about $475,000 in additional tax revenue.
The tax increase could be less.
In another matter, Jennifer King expressed concerns about voting at James H. Metzgar Elementary School while students are in class, such as on Tuesday.
A gate restricts voters to the voting area, but that gate is not locked, she explained. As a result, voters can roam within the school if they wish, she said.
“We don't feel it's safe for our children to be in school (while voters) virtually can go anywhere,” King said.
There were no problems on Tuesday because numerous parents were at the school that day for a bake sale. But that isn't always the case, she said.
“We would really like to see the elections held when the kids aren't in school,” King said.
Having an in-service day on election day might be a good idea, she suggested.
On an in-service day, teachers attend school but students don't.
Bob Stiles is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-836-6622 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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