It would be the second year in a row the school district hasn't increased taxes.
Just don't get use to it, board members warned.
Board members credited the lack of a tax hike to the district's healthy fund balance, which let them use $1.5 million to make up the deficit, and general budget trimming across the board.
Dallastown also will save $400,000 because teachers agreed to a one-year freeze on moving up their salary scale.
But increasing costs, particularly in pensions, and flat revenue in coming years mean it will be harder and harder to go without a tax increase, said budget committee chairman Ronald Blevins.
"We're in a pretty good place ... but we should not be lulled into a false sense of complacency," Blevins said.
The district's five-year forecasts shows a dwindling fund balance and a need to raise taxes in order to balance the budget.
That thought made board member Mike Noll, who said he appreciated not having a tax increase as a homeowner, at least consider whether it'd be better for Dallastown to raise taxes at least somewhat next year just to collect the revenue.
"It's really going to strap us," Noll said of no tax hike.
But he and the rest of the board unanimously approved the proposed budget, with a final vote in June.
"This is probably the last year for that," Noll said of staying at 22.26 mills.
The budget doesn't call for any significant changes or cuts.
The retirement of 31 staff members helped balance the budget, too, with a savings over $700,000 in teachers' salaries alone. The staff members were honored with a plaque and a short speech by an administrator as part of Thursday's meeting. Dallastown is losing a combined 800-plus years of experience.