West Shore School District residents in York County will see a 4.6 percent property tax rate this coming school year.
The school board on Thursday approved a $93.6 million budget. No adjustments were made to the final proposed version, according to spokesman Ryan Argot.
That means residents in the York County portion of the district will face a 0.54-mill property tax increase up to 12.32 mills, an extra $81 in taxes for the owner of a home assessed at $150,000.
West Shore's property tax limit was 1.7 percent, but the district got an exception from the state to go above that limit when it faced a $3.7 million deficit.
The board moved forward on closing Mount Zion Elementary school this summer as part of the budget.
The district recently built a new Hillside Elementary, which created space to take some students from Fairview Elementary, a third- fifth-grade building.
That created space at Fairview, enough that Mount Zion, a feeder school for Fairview, could close and transfer all its students.
The budget also calls for cutting six librarians and the middle school world languages and high school Latin program.
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