If you live in Central York School District, the preliminary budget proposes a 2.6 percent increase in real estate taxes to generate revenue to pay a suggested 2 percent employee wage increase and additional health care costs.
The earned income tax revenue in this district remains flat, therefore higher taxes would be a burden to many families.
By reducing the wage increase and benefit package, the budget could be balanced without an increase to property taxes.
If you would like the school board to approve a balanced budget with the current 17.76 mill revenue instead of 18.22 mills, please attend the next school board meeting on Monday, May 12, at 7:15 p.m. in the administration building and voice your opinion.
SHELVA J. ELLER