Phoenixville School Board OKs $83.2M Budget

The budget would mean a 3.89 percent tax increase.

Phoenixville Area High School (Patch file photo)
Phoenixville Area High School (Patch file photo)

The Phoenixville Area School Board has approved a preliminary budget. 

The board voted, 6-1, at its Feb. 18 meeting to approve an $83,232,933 preliminary budget, The Mercury reported

The budget would mean a shortfall of about $500,000, which would lead to a 3.89 percent tax increase, The Mercury said.

For a median-value home in the district, one of $133,540, that would mean a tax increase of $148.22 for next year, The Mercury said.

See the full Mercury story here.

harryfinster February 25, 2014 at 10:23 PM
lucky houses in phoenixville are cheap
Taxpayer76 February 26, 2014 at 02:34 PM
Nearly every single district requesting the Act 1 exemption it got it last year. This year it will be the same. Even though Act 1 was supposed to control the amount a district can raise taxes each year, it is not curbing the property tax increases at all. It is almost a rubber stamp approval to exceed the limit these days. If our legislature would pass HB/SB76 it would eliminate the school property tax and replace it with EIT and Sales tax. Visit PTCC.US and get educated and involved with the effort to eliminate the school property tax once and for all.


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