Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget proposal means the Bethlehem Area School District’s projected budget gap has ballooned to about $11 million, if the district wants to hold its tax increase to zero.
The proposal released last Tuesday calls for slashing K-12 education funding by $550 million statewide and cutting $259 million in special grants.
Superintendent Joseph Roy said Monday night the board plans to bring cuts totaling $7 million into its March 24 budget workshop meeting, leaving a $4 million deficit. To close the remaining gap would take a 3.23 percent tax hike, or about $72 a year for a homeowner with a home assessed at $50,000.
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