Allentown School District board votes to increase real estate taxes even with increased state and federal funding

Written by on July 2, 2021

Allentown School District board votes to increase real estate taxes even with increased state and federal funding

By Chloe Nouvelle

July 1, 2021

Photo | Chloe Nouvelle / WLVR

The Allentown School Board voted on June 30 to increase real estate taxes by 3%. 

The tax increase comes at a time when the school district is seeing more funding from the state and federal government. Including $6.4 million in new, recurring funding from Harrisburg. 

It will also receive around $43 million in the second round of pandemic aid from Washington.

Over the years, the district has struggled financially and managed million-dollar budget deficits.

Some of the key cost areas are employee salaries and benefits as well as student tuition to public charter schools.

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