LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — The Elizabethtown School Board will vote on a million dollars worth of proposed budget cuts, and some community members rallied in front of the high school prior to the meeting Tuesday night.
According to abc27’s media partner LNP/LancasterOnline, the school board asked the district administration to come up with a list of items that could yield $1 million in budget cuts. The plan is to avoid a 3% property tax increase.
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The list included getting rid of extracurricular activities, including sports, music, and clubs. Other potential cuts include eliminating all bus transportation except for special education students and staffing reductions.
Parent Alisha Runkle helped organize the protest before the board meeting. “We want our kids to have a good education,” Runkle said.
Runkle said she would be comfortable with a tax increase to maintain the programs the district is considering eliminating, and she thinks others in the community would be fine with the tax increase, too.
“I really hope the school board sees it that there are people who really care about the kids in our schools and want these programs,” Runkle said.
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Tuesday night’s school board meeting will began at 6 p.m.
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