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Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
June 19, 2024

            Deliberations regarding the budget for the upcoming school year at tonight's Upper Perkiomen school board meeting will start with smaller tax increase than initially proposed. Ten days earlier, the board's Finance Committee reached a consensus to recommend a 5.37 percent tax increase for property owners for the 2024-25 school year, accounting for an additional $164.09.

            At that rate, the district would move $2.4666 million from its reserve fund to cover a deficit. Drew Bishop, its business manager identified that balance of the reserve fund as $5.5 million, according to the video from the meeting posted on the district's website.

            "Making this recommendation breaks my heart," said Melanie Cunningham, the board president and committee chair.

            According to Superintendent Allyn Roche, the key question for board members is ...



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