The West York school board agreed on a motion not to raise property taxes beyond the state-imposed cap of 2.2 percent at a board meeting last week.

The motion will appear as an action item on the agenda at the next board meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday at the middle school.

If approved, the district will file a resolution with the state, agreeing a tax hike this year will not exceed the cap, which is based on inflation and other factors.

Districts have the option of seeking an exception to the cap for uncontrollable costs, like special education and pension costs.

The district has a tax rate of 20.23 mills. A 2.2 percent tax hike would increase that rate to about 20.67, meaning a $44 tax hike on a $100,000 home and a $66 tax hike on a $150,000 home.

More information on next year's budget will be discussed during work sessions, which are open to the public. The next work session will be held on 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, before the board meeting.

For this year, West York raised taxes 2.1 percent, the maximum allowed without an exception from the state or voter approval. The year before, West York did not raise taxes.



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