LEWISBURG – Thanks to increasing pension costs, a tax increase is coming for Lewisburg Area School District property owners. During Thursday’s public meeting, the school board voted to approve the 2018-19 proposed final budget containing the lowest of three possible tax increase options.
Superintendent Dr. Steve Skalka tells WKOK the taxes will increase by 2.23 percent, or about a third of a mill. Dr. Skalka says they did not raise taxes in the current school year and increasing pension costs were also a big factor in next year’s increase.
Skalka also says there still relief for some residents after the board voted to eliminate the Per Capita Tax earlier this year. That means most people living in a two-person home may see a net tax decrease. The board will vote to adopt the final 2018-19 budget worth about $35 million at the June 14 public meeting.