Pottstown School Board Pledges to Keep Tax Increase Below State Limit

With the pledge, the Pottstown School Board will limit any tax increase for the 2013-14 school year to a maximum of 2.4-percent.

The Pottstown School Board has unanimously approved a resolution that pledges to keep any proposed tax increases for the 2013-14 school year within the 2.4-percent cap assigned by Pennsylvania's ACT 1 legislation.

According to a report by the Pottstown Mercury, the school board was required to declare their intentions within 111 days of the spring primaries, as any effort to raise property taxes beyond the ACT 1 cap would require a public vote. The school board made the same pledge last year, and ended up raising taxes 1.2-percent - half of the maximum allowable under ACT 1.

Since the ACT 1 legislation took effect in 2006, Pottstown School District has never exceeded the maximum allowable tax increase, the report states.

To read more on the Pottstown School District's budget plans for 2013-14, click here.

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