Unfunded Mandate Exhibit A

While local taxpayers bear most of the burden for funding our local schools, many of the costs are imposed by lawmakers in Harrisburg and Washington (see Yes! I’m a Patsy for more on this). Last night’s school board meeting provided a small, but important, example: One of the items on the agenda was a contract […]

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The 2017-2018 School Budget

Monday was the last day of school in East Penn, and it also marked the school board’s final vote to approve the budget for next fall. The district will spend approximately $149 million in 2017-2018, which requires a tax increase of 2.19%.  This last number is sometimes the only number people look at when evaluating […]

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