05 - 02 - 2014 Tax increase proposed for MCSD 2014-15 budget
[LS] - MCSD voters could be looking at a higher tax bill if a proposed budget is adopted. The school board of directors is recommending an 8.1% increase for the tentative 2014-15 general operating budget. At last night's special budget meeting, directors were told about the specifics on the proposed $65.2 million spending plan. If adopted, Mifflin Co. residents would have a 2.4992 mil hike which, according to Superintendent James Estep, could be used to add two or three elementary school positions for the next academic year. This would cost the average county resident $92.64 more per taxable parcel. The district's Chief Financial Officer Sean Daubert & Estep did offer a bit of good news in that a much lower percentage increase in health insurance is anticipated.