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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Hamilton School Board passes budget

The Hamilton Township school district won’t raise taxes after passing its budget last night, and it will still manage to increase spending in its technology, professional development and facilities.
The board passed its budget after its public hearing Wednesday night, and rejecting a proposal that would have raised taxes by $50 for the average household worth $133,000. The $184 million budget includes a $100 million tax levy counting the district’s debt service.
Parla presented two possible budgets to the board, one with the $50 tax increase and one without any increase, but also without some of the purchases, such as six of the teaching aides, two dump trucks and a chipper. The option without an increase would also take $500,000 out of the capital reserve fund.
“I don’t have a rabbit in a hat. I don’t have smoke and mirrors here. Whatever it is it is,” he said. “There are going to be advantages and disadvantages here but we are going to talk about it.”
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