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Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
May 22, 2024

            Administrators have reduced the projected shortfall in the Upper Perkiomen School District's budget for the upcoming school year by $2.1 million. Last week, the school board's finance committee met to consider additional cost-saving opportunities.

            On May 9, the committee members discussed options to reduce the size of a tax increase included in the proposed final budget for the 2024-25 school year. Earlier this month, the board approved a preliminary $80.981 million budget with a 7.34 percent tax increase.

            At that rate, with the addition of five mills, an average Montgomery County property owner would be required to pay an additional $297.48. It would cost the average property owner in Berks County an additional $175.22, according to a May 9 presentation by Drew Bishop, the district's business administrator.

            The committee took no action. It could offer a recommendation during a June 17 meeting, three days before the board is expected to vote on the final version.

            "I wanted to talk about it," said Melanie Cunningham, chair of the committee and president of the school board, near the end of the meeting. "This is a big decision."

            According to Cunningham, ...



Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
May 22, 2024
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