Board Votes To Oppose Legislation Eliminating School Property Taxes

 

 

Members of the Board of Directors of the Cameron County School District (CCSD) voted unanimously Thursday night to adopt Resolution 01-2017, which opposes current legislation to eliminate school property taxes.

Board member Robert Lininger stated that members are not opposed to the elimination of property taxes, but that the suggested funding formula would end up costing local taxpayers more in the long run than current funding mechanisms.

According to a fact sheet compiled and approved by a number of organizations, including the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA), the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) and the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools, “reducing school property taxes means the state must fill in the funding gaps for local school districts with $14 billion in higher personal and income taxes.”

 

 

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