T/E School Board to Talk Taxes Monday Night

A special Tredyffrin Easttown School Board meeting is set for Monday night to determine whether higher taxes might be needed.

It's a meeting similar to one being held in school districts all around Pennsylvania this week.

The Tredyffrin Easttown School Board will meet at 7:30 Monday night to consider the 2013-2014 budget and whether board members will think they need to raise taxes more than the 1.7% permitted by the state without a special exception.

According to an announcement from the T/E School District:

"The School Board will vote on using allowable exceptions to Act 1, the Pennsylvania Taxpayer Relief Act, to raise taxes above the State index of 1.7% for the 2013-2014 school year. If the Board votes to apply for the exceptions, the preliminary budget will be displayed on January 8, 2013 for public comment. The Board will then consider this preliminary budget at its January 28, 2013 Regular Board Meeting.

The T/E School Board and administration will continue to work towards balancing the budget and determining a final tax rate between now and final budget approval in June 2013. The T/E School Board encourages public participation during the budget development process so that the budget reflects the input of joint stakeholders. All School Board committee meetings are open to the public and have public comment periods. Meeting dates and agendas are available on the T/E School District web site. In addition, public comments may be submitted to Arthur J. McDonnell, Business Manager, at mcdonnella@tesd.net or to the T/E School Board at schoolboard@tesd.net."

Click here for the Special School Board Meeting agenda.


The meeting will be held in the T/E School District Administrative Offices at 940 West Valley Road, Suite 1700.


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