New Castle News

December 5, 2013

Laurel sets limit for tax increase

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — The Laurel School Board has set a limit for a property tax increase it could impose next year.

At its meeting this week, the board elected not to increase its tax rate above the index of 3 percent set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The index is the percentage the district can increase the property tax without voter approval.

Laurel’s property tax is currently 12.49 mills.

The board also approved the hiring of Amy McCosby for a 20-hour per week cafeteria position at an hourly rate of $7.25.