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Susquehanna Township talks school finances

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Residents in the Susquehanna Township School District are facing a possible real estate tax hike.

District officials hosted an informational meeting Monday night in the high school auditorium to explain the financial situation they are facing and why they are calling for a tax increase of 3.3 percent.

Several residents came forward with questions, but most of them had to do with the district's decision a couple of years back to move its administrative offices to a different building.

Superintendent Dr. Susan Kegerise defended that move, saying the new location has provided for a number of uses and has paid for itself with the money it has saved.

As far as the tax increase is concerned, Kegerise says they have to look at more than just the next year.

"They've been zero increases for two years and costs keep going up and we're trying to, like everybody else, to weather that storm," she said.

Has she gotten any push back on the tax increase?

"No, not on the recommendation. No," she said.

District business manager Michael Frentz said the proposed tax hike would amount to an extra $66 a year for the average homeowner.

School budgets in Pennsylvania are due June 30.

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