Districts would have to put budgets up for a vote if they exceed an inflation index, with no exceptions. Now, Rep. Seth Grove said, some districts find a way around the rules.
Updated: 03/12/2011 11:25:27 PM EST
York, PA - Gov. Tom Corbett has tapped State Rep. Seth Grove, R-Dover Township, to introduce a key piece of the governor's education policy -- legislation that would require school districts to put their budgets up for a public vote should they get too high.
Grove said it's good policy that would give local residents more control over how their tax dollars are being spent.
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Corbett, Grove seek legislation to reform school district property tax exceptions
Posted: 03/14/2011 10:46:21 AM EDT
Six York County districts have applied for exceptions with the state to go above their property tax increase limit next year. If Gov. Tom Corbett and state Rep. Seth Grove have their way, in the future those districts would be forced to go to voter referendum to secure higher tax rates.
Corbett and Grove would like to eliminate the practice of districts applying for exceptions for unavoidable costs such as special education and pension costs. Corbett mentioned the idea in his budget address, while Grove is the primary sponsor of a House bill that would prevent the practice.
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